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The 112th Precinct is homicide-free again

Second straight year with no murders

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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Thu Jan 9, 2014.

As was the case in 2012, there were no reported homicides within the confines of the 112th Precinct in 2013.

There were 58 murders across the borough from Jan. 1 to Dec. 22, according to NYPD crime statistics, but the 112th Precinct joined the 111th Precinct as the only ones in Queens without a reported murder.

The 112th Precinct is the only precinct in the borough without a murder in both 2012 and 2013.

“It is fantastic. We are very lucky that this is a safe community,” 112th Precinct Community Affairs President Heidi Chain said. “I applaud and thank the efforts of our officers for providing outstanding police services under the leadership of Capt. Conforti.”

The precinct has always been one of the safest in the borough. The eight commands that make up Queens North combined for 29 murders last year and 33 homicides in 2001, with none of the latter happening within the confines of the 112th Precinct.

When it comes to other kinds of crime, the precinct has seen drops in many categories, some precipitous.

Five rapes occurred this year, down from seven the year before, a difference of 28.6 percent.

Robbery and felony assault also fell dramatically in 2013 to the tune of 24.2 percent and 32.5 percent respectively, while grand larceny fell 6.2 percent. There were 480 reported grand larcenies last year as opposed to 450 this year.

Compared to 20 years ago, robbery and grand larceny have plummeted an incredible 84.4 percent and 53.6 percent respectively as well.

One area of crime where the precinct saw a sizable rise in 2013 was burglary.

Despite the 112th Precinct’s increasing efforts to halt such acts, there were 170 reported burglaries this year as opposed to 138 last year, a 23.2 percent surge.

When compared to the burglary statistics from 15 and 20 years ago, however, burglary is down 76.5 and 89.8 percent respectively.

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