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Big Jump in Burglaries in Northern Queens, Up 46 Percent in 2020

The precincts that make up Queens North are the 114, 108, 110, 104, 112, 115, 109 and 111  (Source: NYPD)

June 8, 2020 By Christian Murray

Burglars have not been quarantining in many parts of northern Queens in recent months.

The number of burglaries in many precincts in Queens North has undergone a significant spike this year, according to NYPD data.

Reported burglaries from Jan. 1 through May 31 have jumped 46 percent compared to the same period in 2019 across the eight precincts that make up Queens North. Meanwhile, in the eight precincts that  cover Queens South there was no increase.

The number of reported burglaries in Queens North has jumped to 687 for the first five months of this year, compared to 471 for the same period last year.

The number of burglaries in the eight precincts that make up Queens North is up 46 percent in 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 (NYPD)

The precinct that has been hit hardest is the 108th Precinct that covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City. Burglaries for the first 5 months have jumped 338 percent in the precinct—with 70 burglaries reported from Jan.1 through May 31 this year compared to just 16 for the same five-month period last year.

The number has jumped significantly in the 104 Precinct—which covers Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village— up from 64 for the five month period last year to 116 this year.  In the 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, the number has jumped 180 percent from 35 for the first five months last year to 98 this year.

The 112th precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, has also seen a jump. There were 34 burglaries for the first five months this year, compared to 14 a year ago.

The number is also up in the 115th precinct, which covers Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. It jumped 44 percent from 52 in 2019 to 75 in 2020, according to NYPD data.

The 109th Precinct, which covers Flushing, Whitestone and College Point, has seen an 18 percent jump, from 134 this time last year to 159 this year.

The 111th precinct, covering Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck, has experienced a decline in burglaries compared to last year and the 114th Precinct in Astoria is unchanged from a year ago.

The 108 Precinct that covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City has seen a 338 percent increase in the number of burglaries this year (NYPD)

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tootietooters

Look at all the people who hate cops and who will cry when the “social workers” can’t catch their robbers, rapists and killers! Enjoy the show – you supported DeBlasio, the worst mayor since Dinkins – now you can reap the benefits! By the way, what did the real mayor, SHILANE MCCRAY – do with the money she scammed from her fake social services program called Thrive. She is the only one who THRIVED. Is the money in the Caymans? Hey, LETICIA JAMES, why aren’t you investigating McCray?

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Sammy Chin

I think statistics should including a percentage of crime per household (burglary) and crime per population (robbery, rape, murder, etc) to be meaningful

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Mary m

Educate yourselves b4 you spew misleading propaganda about what defunding the police actually means. The cops dont want to nor have the training to deal with mental health, substance abuse, domestic dispute calls. Now even with fully funded, militarized cops with tanks and teargas we still have increase in burglaries. ….hmmm? Take care of the little people with stimulus money not big donors and publicly traded companies!! Tax the rich fairly also

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Democrats = Bolsheviks

Next time your wife is sexually assaulted, somebody is dealing drugs on your corner or stealing your car, who ya gonna call?

Ghostbusters!

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Making mental health service professionals work on mental health instead of cops = no law will be enforceed

This is the Trump lovers’ MOST nuanced understanding of the issue ? Bigly Sad!

I think cops would rather have homeless outreach respond to calls for homeless people, than have the NYPD waste their time on it. Shame you want to ask so much of our already over-burdened apartment.

Then again, I respect law enforcement.

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Abolish the cops

All these commenters saying things will be so terrible when we defund the police. These burglary numbers are from this year, when NY has the biggest police force in its history! A police force that is larger than other nations’ militaries!

Can the NYPD stop these burglaries? Can they catch the thieves? Does anyone think that will happen?

Is this not more a result of the worst unemployment in American history and the government’s complete unwillingness to protect its citizens? One $1200 check two months ago?!!

If the government will not do its job to secure the safety and prosperity of its citizens, then the least we can do is learn from it. The feds have given away trillions of dollars of our taxes to the wealthiest people on earth in a brazen theft. The NYPD has stolen our entire city budget by mob tactics. Who are we then to judge these burglars who likely have no jobs, no medical insurance, no government assistance and no cancellation of rent?

Defund the police. Bolster social programs and safety nets. Raise wages. Create a strong middle class so that we can focus on the real criminals: those at the very top.

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Trevor

The Mayor wants to cut NYPD funding. The NYPD releases data that crime is up in certain neighborhoods. The crime statistics are a scam used for political and funding purposes. Its the public that suffers. Two years ago I walked into a precinct and tried filing a complaint and the NYPD refused to saying I did not have enough supporting documentation and that they were very busy. My neighbors kids bike was stolen last week from his backyard and he was able to file a report in a matter of seconds when he went to file a complaint. Crime has been increasing especially in the years leading to the mayors failed presidential run for office but the numbers were played around with and complaints were ignored to keep them low. We all know things like that happen all the time with statistics. We all saw it with some people being labeled as dead from covid 19 at hospitals and morgues when they were never tested, Lock your windows and doors and install security systems.

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Lotus

Maybe it’s the cops robbing In areas. Car lyncjers from out of town have been noted in these areas since 2013. Cops failed to document these crimes. Like old style car theives these lynchers can easily leave the jurisdiction. The cops prefer to cherry pick facts and crimes. They failed to document many crimes such as felons …one has to ask why car lynchers, pedofiles, gross violence, and henious acts are not met with cops floored to the point of overreacting with immediate documentation or even enraged by the audacity of the situation …many building owners …have cops walk through their buildings to avoid burglaries …again the access

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Lotus

Maybe it’s the cops robbing In areas. Car lyncjers from out of town have been noted in these areas since 2013. Cops failed to document these crimes. Like old style car theives these lynchers can easily leave the jurisdiction. The cops prefer to cherry pick facts and crimes. They failed to document many crimes such as felons …one has to ask why car lynchers, pedofiles, gross violence, and henious acts are not met with cops floored to the point of overreacting with immediate documentation or even enraged by the audacity of the situation

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Gardens Watcher

Alison, many have decamped and are torn about whether to return, and if so, when. Give it more time. Stock up on masks & please wear one wherever you land.

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um.... we actually do need cops

Why Queens? I thought all the good stuff was down in Soho?!

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CMV

On the same day we read this post and the other about how our clown mayor wants to defund NYPD.
Some crazy times we’re living in.

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Luiza

Crime in Northern Queens is spreading almost as fast as the corona virus spread in other nearby neighborhoods.

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Defund this

Wait till the police defunding starts. I hope every woketard liberal has their home burgled and ransacked and the police tell them to get lost when they call for help.

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Sheila

With the ‘Defund the police’ movement getting traction, it would be nice if 911 operators at least quickly send “thoughts and prayers” over to victims when reporting a crime.

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Jessica

I thought they were saying that crime was down during the pandemic. I guess you can always use social distancing as an excuse to get away from them when walking outside. If you were born and raised in NYC you know what I am talking about. Trust your instincts.

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Alison

I am out of state debating on whether or not i should make my stay permanent since i am working from home, staying with family ? and can easily get a job transfer. I left because of the virus and was shocked and saddened to see all the looting that took place last week in NYC. The boarded up store windows and doors in Manhattan seem to have helped stop the looting but i do not think that is a good option for apartment dwellers. Hang in their Sumnyside and hopefully it will get better. Happy 4th of July. Hopefully they will have virtual fireworks for NYC.

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