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Crime declined in SE Queens in ’13: NYPD

Murders, shootings, burglaries all drop in 113rd, 105th and 103rd precincts

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 10:57 am, Thu Jan 16, 2014.

The two killings that took place in the 113th Precinct on Jan. 1 and 3 occurred in a precinct that saw crime rates drop significantly in most major categories and in the precinct as a whole from 2012 to 2013.

Elsewhere in Eastern and Southeast Queens, the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica and the 105th in Queens Village also saw overall drops in major crime categories for 2013.

According to information provided by the NYPD, the overall crime rate in the 113th through Dec. 29 dropped 14.45 percent from final 2012 figures.

An area that had 16 murders in 2012 saw only 7 last year, a drop of more than 56 percent.

Shooting incidents went from 52 to 36, with the number of gunshot victims falling from 66 to 40, the latter being a drop of almost 40 percent.

Rape (-37.9 percent), felony assault (-7.1), burglary (-12.8), grand larceny (-18.5) and auto theft (-40.5) all saw significant drops for the 52-week period.

Robberies went up from 352 to 372, an increase of 5.7 percent.

Among lesser reported crimes, petit larceny fell 9.2 percent.

Misdemeanor assaults rose from 671 to 791, up 17.9 percent, while misdemeanor sex crimes increased from 21 to 28, or 33.3 percent.

In the 105th Precinct, major crimes were down slightly more than 6 percent.

Murders fell from eight to three. Shooting incidents fell 65 percent from 26 down to nine, while the number of shooting victims was reduced two-thirds from 30 to 10.

The precinct saw a 44 percent decrease in rapes, though misdemeanor sex crimes remained unchanged at 35. Auto theft (-17.9 percent) and burglaries (-12.7) also contributed to the drop. Robberies fell 6 percent.

The precinct did see increases in felony and misdemeanor assaults (6.2 and 11.4 percent), as well as grand larceny (5.1).

In the 103rd major crimes dropped by 2 and one-quarter percent in 2013, with shooting incidents leading the way.

They fell nearly one-third, from 44 to 30, while the number of shooting victims dropped from 48 to 33.

Murders were reduced from 10 to 8. Rapes increased nearly 9 percent, from 34 to 37, while misdemeanor sex assaults fell more than 27 percent from 40 to 29.

Robberies, car thefts, felony assaults, grand larceny and burglary all dipped a half percent to 4.2 percent. Petit larceny increased nearly 10 percent, while misdemeanor assaults rose from 805 in 2012 to 953, a hike of more than 18 percent.

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