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Crunching the Queens crime stats: Rape cases rising, grand larceny continues downward trend

Oct. 18, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

The NYPD released the crime stats for northern and southern Queens from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15. While much of it follows a similar trend to last week’s stats, there are some notable changes in trends.

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Rape cases in northern Queens rose from 15 to 20 year-over-year. While the 104th, 111th and 112th precincts each saw no change, the only northern Queens precinct to experience a decline was the 115th, from five last year to one this year. Southern Queens, on the other hand, experienced no change compared to the same period of time last year, with nine rape cases in both instances. The 101st (1 to 3), 105th (0 to 3) and 106th (0 to 1) each experienced increases, while the 102nd (2 to 0), 103rd (3 to 2) and 107th (3 to 0) each saw cases decline.

Murder cases across both northern and southern Queens remained lower this year compared to the same period of time in 2022. After experiencing four such cases last year, the northern Queens precincts only had two this year. Southern Queens didn’t have a single case this year after seeing three in 2022.

Grand larceny cases continued to plummet across northern Queens, from 621 to 467. As was the case for last week’s stats, the 104th Precinct was the only one to see a rise in these cases, from 49 to 52. Cases in the 109th and 110th precincts had the largest drop, from 131 to 91 and 142 to 79. Southern Queens also had a decline in grand larceny cases, from 292 to 270. This comes despite the fact that only three precincts — the 102nd, 107th and 113th — experienced fewer cases.

Felony assault cases in the precincts across northern Queens went up from 193 to 237. In sharp contrast to grand larceny, the 104th precinct was the only one in northern Queens to see a drop in felony assault cases, from 23 to 21. However, many of the precincts that saw a rise did so by a large margin, like the 109th (27 to 38) and 110th (48 to 58). Southern Queens also saw a rise in these cases across almost every precinct, from 191 to 216. Only the 100th precinct experienced a decline, from 7 to 6. The 106th precinct experienced no change, with 35 cases both this year and last.

There was a slight increase in robbery cases across northern Queens, from 160 to 172. The only precinct to see any kind of significant change was the 115th, from 26 in 2022 to 40 this year. There was almost no change at all in robberies across southern Queens compared to the same time last year, going up from 107 to just 109. However, despite the miniscule change in total, almost every precinct experienced a significant change. The largest increase was seen in the 103rd precinct, where cases rose from 24 to 32, while the most significant decrease came in the 107th, from 18 robbery cases last year to 7 this year.

Burglaries across northern Queens trended down compared to the previous year, from 184 to 142. Only the 108th (13 to 18) and 110th (13 to 14) precincts saw a rise in these cases. The 109th Precinct contributed the most to this drop, with cases going down there from 68 last year to 38 this year. The most significant decrease in cases across southern Queens compared to the same time last year was burglaries, which sank from 142 to 77. Only the 100th Precinct experienced a year-over-year increase, from 1 to 5. Five precincts saw cases drop by at least eight, including three with double-digit drops. The biggest decrease occurred in the confines of the 103rd Precinct, where burglary cases shrunk from 30 last year to 11 this year.

Grand larceny of automobiles in northern Queens followed a similar upward trend as in last week’s report, increasing from 198 to 274. However, unlike with last week, there was a precinct to see a decline in cases. Cases in the 104th Precinct went down from 41 last year to 33 this year. However, the each of the other northern Queens precincts experienced a rise of at least six cases, with the 111th leading the way, going from 11 last year to 31 this year.

Southern Queens also experienced a year-over-year increase in grand larceny of automobile cases, from 129 to 170. The 107th Precinct was the only one to experience a decline in cases, from 24 to 22. The 101st precinct saw no change, with five cases this year and last year. The 102nd Precinct led the way, with cases rising by 13, from 25 to 38.

The northern Queens precincts include the 104th (Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth), 108th (Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside), 109th (Downtown and East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace), 110th (Corona and Elmhurst), 111th (Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows), 112th (Forest Hills and Rego Park), 114th (Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights) and 115th (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and North Corona).

The southern Queens precincts are the 100th (Arverne, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park, Rockaway Beach and Roxbury), 101st (Far Rockaway and Bayswater), 102nd (Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the northern part of Ozone Park), 103rd (downtown Jamaica Business District, Hollis Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood and Jamaica), 105th (Queens Village, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Bellerose, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park and Floral Park), 106th (Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Howard Beach and Old Howard Beach), 107th (Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights and Hilltop Village) and 113th (St. Albans, Hollis, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park, South Jamaica, Addisleigh Park and Locust Manor).

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