Overall, crime is up in Crown Heights, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been a no change in crime reported to Crown Heights’ 77th Precinct, but there has been a 56% increase reported to the neighborhood’s 71st Precinct during the week April 26 to May 2 compared to the same period last year.
Across the two precincts, there have been 45 incidents reported, including robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto.
During the same period last year, there were 36 incidents reported, including 12 incidents of felony assault and eight of burglary.
There have been four murders and 14 rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared with five murders and 14 rapes reported by the same date in 2020.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 35% increase in incident reports at the 77th Precinct and 19% increase at the 71st Precinct this year on last.
The most common incident reported over the week-long period was felony assault, with 19 reports. That is seven more reports of felony assault than the same period last year.
On May 7, the 71st Precinct tweeted a photo of a gun one of the precinct’s public safety teams had recovered in Crown Heights.
On May 6, the 77th Precinct tweeted three men wanted for discharging guns in Crown Heights.
Across the borough, there have been 472 incidents reported between April 26 and May 2, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including two murders and four rapes in Brooklyn South and three rapes in Brooklyn North. Across Brooklyn, there were 57 robberies and 141 felony assaults.
In the headlines:
Two Brooklyn men have been charged with the murder of one-year-old Davell Gardner Jr, almost a year after he was shot at a Bed-Stuy cookout. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the charges Thursday as part of a 63-count indictment involving 18 alleged Hoolies gang members. Charges include murder, conspiracy to commit murder and to possess weapons, and attempted murder.
A 49-year-old man who was brutally attacked on a Brooklyn street by an assailant who pushed the victim to the ground and repeatedly stomped on his head is in critical condition, police said. Surveillance video shows the attack, which occurred on Tapscott St. near Blake Ave. in Brownsville on April 28 at 12:50 a.m., police said.
A former Woodhull Hospital anesthesiologist is under investigation by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in connection with the death of Sha-asia Washington, who died during childbirth at the hospital last July at age 26.
On Thursday night, a man was shot in the chest in Brownsville. He managed to stumble into a nearby home before he died Thursday night, police said. The 33-year-old victim was show once in the chest in front of a two story brick building on 94th St. near Church Ave. around 6:09 p.m., police said. So far, no arrests have been made.
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