HomeSecurityGuru.com Report Analyzes Latest Crime Rates in Boston, MA

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Readers can find analysis on the most recent Boston crime rates in the new HomeSecurityGuru.com crime statistics report. The report covers property and violent crimes in the Boston metro area and analyzes which districts are currently seeing the most reported crimes in 2012.

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. . . since 2007 the Crime Stoppers Unit has received close to 4,000 tips as a result of this campaign I'm confident that the momentum of community involvement will continue.

The latest HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report analyzes the most recent Boston crime rates. The reporting data consists of preliminary reports supplied by the Boston Police Department. The reporting below includes the metro area of Boston and also highlights which police districts are experiencing the highest crime rates in 2012.

Homicide
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 2     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 2

Aggravated Assault
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 288     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 274

Robbery (and attempted)
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 214     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 195

Rape (and attempted)
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 26     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 24

Burglary (and attempted)
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 311     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 276

Larceny (and attempted)
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 1,208     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 1,253

Vehicle Theft (and attempted)
January 1 - February 12, 2012 2012 - 145     /    January 1 - February 12, 2011 - 174

Based on the preliminary reports overall Boston has had a drop in property crimes and a rise in violent crimes since the beginning of 2012. City officials have been working to decrease violent crime in the city with programs such as 'Text a Tip' which was launched in 2007. The latest efforts include a multimedia campaign to increase awareness for their Crime Stoppers program which encourages community members to become proactive in helping to report and reduce crimes. In a televised announcement Edward Davis, the Boston Police Department Commissioner, said "the goal of the multimedia campaign is to increase awareness in the Crime Stoppers campaign. . . since 2007 the Crime Stoppers Unit has received close to 4,000 tips as a result of this campaign I'm confident that the momentum of community involvement will continue."

Within the 12 police districts of the Boston metro area, 7 are experiencing an overall decrease in crime. Below is a list of the district in order of highest to lowest incidence of crimes this to date this year.

  •     Back Bay/South End/Fenway / D-4 - 418
  •     Downtown / A-1 - 307
  •     Roxbury/Mission Hill / B-2 - 301
  •     Dorchester / C-11 - 248
  •     Jamaica Plain / E-13 - 163
  •     South Boston / C-6 - 160
  •     Mattapan/North Dorchester/B-3 - 148
  •     Allston/Brighton / D-14 - 125
  •     West Roxbury/Roslindale / E-5 - 106
  •     East Boston / A-7 - 100
  •     Hyde Park / E-18 - 83
  •     Charlestown / A-15 - 35

For more information on crime statistics in Massachusetts, to search for crime statistics by city or state and for more information how to improve your home security, please visit: HomeSecurityGuru.com

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