Last week Jamaica Plain rang in the New Year and the Boston Police had some exciting news to share about crime in the community.
Jamaica Plain saw a 9 percent decrease in Part One Crime according to statistics released by the Boston Police Department last week.
According to the final report on Part One Crime (the most serious crimes recorded by BPD) that compares Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018 with the same time period for 2019 crime dipped 9 percent here.
There were 89 less Part One Crimes reported when comparing the same period in 2018 with 2019. In total there were 906 Part One Crimes compared to the 995 incidents that occurred in 2018.
In 2018 there were 392 larcenies reported but that number has dropped to 359 in 2019.
There was also a decrease in robbery and attempted robberies. In 2018 there were 59 reports of robbery and attempted robberies. That number has dropped to just 51 this year.
Larceny from a motor vehicle dipped with 183 reported in 2018 and 149 reported in 2019 while auto theft dropped from 64 to 46.
Commercial burglaries dropped from 18 in 2018 to 14 in 2019.
However, residential burglaries increased slightly with 108 occuring in 2018 and 114 occurring in 2019.
Other burglaries dropped from 13 in 2018 to 6 in 2019.
Rape or attempted rape increased by two when compared to 2018 with 7 incidents repoorted last year compared to the 9 reported this year.
Homicides decreased by one with five murders in 2018 and four occuring in 2019 in Jamaica Plain.
Non-domestic aggravated assault increased from 103 to 114 while domestic aggravated assault dropped by three from 42 reported in 2018 and 45 reported in 2019.
Overall Jamaica Plain saw the fourth largest decrease in crime behind Roxbury that saw a 16 percent reduction in crime, South Boston that saw a 14 percent reduction in crime and East Boston that saw a 12 percent decrease.
Citywide Boston experienced a five percent decrease in crime overall.
Anyone look to assist police in any investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.