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Crime Spikes for Month, Low for Year

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The crime rate for the 108 precinct, which includes Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City, was up markedly in the month of October. However, when viewed in the context of the 2009 year, crime remains at a very low level.

During the four week period ending October 25th, 104 crimes were reported. This compared to 82 for the same period in 2008.

In October there were 14 felony assaults compared with four for the same period last year. Burglaries were up, 19 vs. 11, and so too were grand larcenies, 41 vs. 38, and grand larceny autos, 16 vs. 11. There was one murder for the month; there were none for this period last year.

There were no rapes reported during October, which was the case in October 2008. There were 13 robberies, compared to 18 for the same period last year.

While there was one murder in October, there have only been two this year, compared to three for the first nine months last year.

Meanwhile, for the year to date, the total crime rate—including all categories—has dropped 10% from 2008.

(for further statistics go to)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs108pct.pdf

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