Overall, crime is down in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, and Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been an 40% decrease in crime reported Fort Greene/Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct during the week August 30 through September 5 compared to the same period last year.
There have been 15 incidents reported, including robbery, burglary, felony assault, grand larceny and grand larceny auto. During the same two-week period last year, there were 25 incidents reported.
There has been three murders and two rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared to five murders and seven rapes by this time last year.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 35.8% reduction in incident reports this year on last.
The most common incident reported over the week-long period grand larceny, with seven reports in the neighborhood.
On September 8, the 88th Precinct tweeted a photograph of a loaded gun that it recovered after executing a search warrant in the neighborhood.
Across the borough, there have been 550 incidents reported between August 30 and September 5, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including one murder and two rapes in Brooklyn North and one murder and four rapes in Brooklyn South. There were 61 robberies across Brooklyn and 151 felony assaults.
In the headlines:
A 21-year-old Queens man has been indicted for assault and robbery after he allegedly attacked a 68-year-old East New York man who had come to the aid of a woman being accosted by the young man. According to an investigation and surveillance footage, Zamori Simmons repeatedly punched the man until he fell to the ground and then stomped on his head, ripped a necklace off his neck and stole his cell phone in the July attack, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. Simmons then fled on a Citi Bike.
One of three suspects who slashed, stabbed and robbed two other men with a glass bottle and a screwdriver during an anti-gay attack inside a Brooklyn bodega was arrested, police said Thursday. Jonathan Carter, 31, was grabbed Wednesday for the Sept. 4 attack inside a store on Broadway near Halsey St. in Bushwick. The victims, ages 38 and 28, were inside the bodega around 2:10 a.m. when the suspects came in and started lobbing anti-gay statements at them, cops said.
A young girl was hospitalized in critical condition overnight after being thrown from an SUV that collided with another SUV in Brooklyn early Tuesday, according to the NYPD. The driver of that first vehicle is in custody for potentially driving intoxicated, police said. According to officials, a call came in around 1 a.m. for the crash at the intersection of East 92nd Street and Kings Highway, in the East Flatbush section.
A man in his 40s set off an explosive device Friday morning outside a Brooklyn apartment where the mother of his child was staying, authorities said. The device, described as a commercial-grade firework, was powerful enough to badly damage a door at the three-story home on Madison St. near Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said at the scene.