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Despite Murder, Sunnyside’s Crime Rate is Down


April 30, 2009 By Christian Murray

Despite this week’s high-profile murder, it is worth noting that crime in the neighborhood is still low.

The latest crime statistics reported by the 108th police precinct (which covers Woodside and Sunnyside) illustrate this point. All data, is from January 1 through April 26.

  • No murders year to date (although one since), compared to 2 for the same period in 2008
  •  Four rapes year to date, compared to 1 during the same period in 2008
  • 42 robberies for the period, compared to 73 through the same period last year
  • 26 felony assaults, compared to 41 for the period this time in 2008
  • 82 burglaries, compared to 103
  • 175 grand larcenies, compared to 163
  • 56 G.L.A, compared to 70

It’s worth noting that there were 1,354 crimes committed in the precinct in 2008. In 1990, that figure was 7,857.

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As a long time resident it must be noted the quality of life and make-up of the influx of new residents has definitely improved for the better through the years.


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