With comments like this one on BHB:
I am worried for my safety as well in the evenings. I used to feel totally comfortable walking all over the neighborhood and I don’t now – I feel like a target. Is there anyone on this board that can speak to what the local police are doing to heighten their patrol?
We wondered if crime is really on the rise in Brooklyn Heights and the 84th Precinct. According to CompStat numbers covering the period of 10/20 – 10/26, the answer is yes…sorta.
Robberies are up 300% compared to the same time period in 2007 (2 to 8) and up 143.7% from the same 28 day period last year (16 to 39). Burglaries are flat compared to the same week last year (7 to 7), and down 35% compared to ’07 (20 -13). Year to date: Robberies are up 4.8% (186-195) while Burglaries are down 16.9% (130-108).
For some perspective 2008 is nothing like the “bad old days” of 1990 when there were a total of 1,908 reported robberies and 1,563 reported burglaries.