Overall, crime is down in Bushwick, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been a 17% reduction in crime reported to Bushwick’s’ 83rd Precinct during the week Feb. 8 to Feb. 14, compared to the same period last year.
There have been 29 incidents reported, including robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto. There have been no murders or rapes reported this year in the neighborhood. During the same period last year, there were 35 incidents reported, including 19 robberies and 10 incidents of grand larceny.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 14.6% reduction in incident reports this year on last.
The most common incident reported this year is grand larceny, with 53 reports in the neighborhood, nine less than during the same period last year.
On Friday, the 83rd Precinct tweeted the photographs of two people wanted for robbery and called on the public for information.
The Precinct also tweeted about an upcoming community meeting to discuss policing priorities and safety concerns in the neighborhood.
Across the borough, there have been 363 incidents reported between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including two murders and four rapes in Brooklyn South, and two rapes in North Brooklyn. There were 52 robberies reported across Brooklyn and 83 felony assaults.
Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, there were 275 violent crimes reported, 611 property crimes and 29 sex crimes. Data collected by NYPD shows violent crimes in the borough typically occur between 4pm and 5am and high time for property crimes is between 10am and 10pm.
In the headlines:
This week, a man was arrested in Queens after he was accused of assaulting an Asian woman waiting in line outside a bakery. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes has led to calls for a systemic and sensitive response. Last year, 10% of all hate crimes investigated in the city were against Asians, police records show.
A woman riding the No. 2 train in Brooklyn was the victim of sex abuse when a man ejaculated onto her jacket near the Flatbush Ave subway station. Police released photos of the perpetrator and are asking the public for help identifying him.
Two people were killed and two were seriously injured when a man went on a stabbing rampage in the city’s subway system last weekend. The four victims and the man in custody for the attacks are all said to be homeless. Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested and charged with the two murders.
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