In 2020 Part One Crimes, the more serious crimes that the Boston Police track, was up 21 percent overall in Eastie but so far this year crime is down 15 percent in the neighborhood.
This week the Boston Police released a report that compares the overall crime stats from January 1, 2021 through April 11, 2021 with the same period in 2020.
So far the only crimes that have increased slightly are Domestic Aggravated Assault, Non-Domestic Aggravated Assault, Larceny and Auto Theft.
Domestic Aggravated Assault went from 15 to 16 when comparing 2021 to 2020; Non-Domestic Aggravated Assault increased from 12 to 13, Larceny increased from 48 to 67 and Auto Theft increased from 6 to 7.
However, all other crimes are down.
Robbery and Attempted Robbery has dropped from 15 to 9 when comparing 2021 to 2020, Commercial Burglaries are down from 8 to 4, Residential Burglaries are down 22 to 21 and there have been no homicides so far this year. There were no homicides reported in 2020 as well.
Larceny From a Motor Vehicle, which was a huge problem in the neighborhood last year and rose 100 percent between 2019 and 2020, are down. According to the stats Larceny from a Motor Vehicle is down 55 percent from 76 to 34 when comparing 2020 to 2021.
Rape or Attempted Raope remianed the same with 2 so far this year. This was the same number reported during the same time period in 2020.
Overall there have been only 173 Part One Crimes between January and April compared to the 204 reported by this point last year, or a 15 percent decrease