Overall, crime is down in East New York, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been an almost 23% reduction in crime reported to East New York’s 75th Precinct during the week Feb. 15 to Feb. 21, compared to the same period last year.
There have been 41 incidents reported, including robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto. There have been three murders and six rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared to two murders and 14 rapes by this time last year. During the same two-week period last year, there were 61 incidents reported, including 12 felony assaults and 28 incidents of grand larceny.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 38.5% reduction in incident reports this year on last.
The most common incident reported this year is grand larceny, with 144 reports in the neighborhood, 33 less than during the same period last year.
Recently, a homicide committed almost 30 years in the 75th Precinct’s jurisdiction was solved when a man was extradited back to New York from the Dominican Republic following an exhaustive investigation.
Across the borough, there have been 372 incidents reported between Feb. 15 and Feb. 21, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including two rapes in Brooklyn South, and two in North Brooklyn. There were no murders in the borough over the two week period. 47 robberies were reported across Brooklyn and 72 felony assaults.
Between Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, there were 261 violent crimes reported, 640 property crimes and 31 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:
The man arrested for seven separate attacks on women in Bushwick between August 2020 and January 2021 has been charged with committing hate crimes in a 52-count indictment. District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said Wednesday charges against Khari Covington, 29, include assault, strangulation and burglary as hate crimes, and other charges for allegedly attacking seven women, allegedly based on their gender and light skin color.
Police are looking for a man who stabbed a dog at Fort Greene Park during off leash hours before 9am on Saturday. The man allegedly took out an object and stuck it into a 3-year-old dog’s side without provocation, according to the dog’s owner and three other witnesses. The dog survived the stabbing.
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