Crime in Brooklyn Down, Not So Much in Nabe

CompStat figures have been released for 2006 and show a double digit decrease in overall crime in most Brooklyn neighborhoods, with Brooklyn Heights seeing a signifcantly lower decrease.

Courier Life: 2006 Cops and Robbers: The precinct with the smallest reduction in crime was the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn Heights, which saw a 3.5 percent decrease in crime.

Police said that the 84th Precinct saw a 40 percent drop in rape reports, a 33 percent decrease in car thefts and a 12 percent fall in robberies.

The number of felony assaults, however, jumped by nearly four percent, from 136 in 2005 to 141 last year, officials said. Grand larcenies, or non-violent thefts of $1,000 or more, which includes identity theft, increased by just over three percent, from 633 in 2005 to 655.

The 84th Precinct did see a jump in homicides, statistics show.

Two people were killed in Brooklyn Heights last year, including the 34-year-old man who was gunned down in the middle of November during an argument near the corner of Atlantic and 3rd avenues.

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  • Claude Scales

    Atlantic and 3rd may be in the 84th Precinct, but it’s hardly in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Homer Fink

    Exactly. Gotta love that MSM, eh?

  • Claude Scales

    Oh, I see. It came from a Park Slope paper. No wonder.