Which Neighborhoods Had the Biggest Increase in Murders in 2013?

Categories: Crime, NYPD

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Departing NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly.
Another year, another drop in the city-wide murder rate. Down 20 percent, from 419 in 2012 to 329 through Sunday. But like so many of New York City's improvements in recent decades, the year's crime drop did not sweep through each neighborhood equally.

Some precincts oversaw a significant reduction in murder rate. In the 81st, which patrols the eastern half of Bed-Stuy, there have been six murders this year, compared to 16 in 2012. In the 113th of southeast Jamaica murders dropped from 16 to seven. The rate in East Harlem's 25th sank from 10 to 3. And half of the Bronx's 12 precincts boasted notable decreases--eight to two in the 41st (Hunt's Point), 18 to nine in the 43rd (Soundview), 16 to nine in the 47th (Williamsbridge), nine to three in the 48th (Tremont), seven to two in the 49th (Morris Park), and six to two in the 50th (the borough's northwest corner).

Many neighborhoods, however, didn't fare as well. Of the city's 77 precincts, 23 have had more murders in 2013 than in 2012.

Here's that list, complete with any other notable crime stats (2013 numbers through December 22). For historical context, we've included each precinct's 2001 murder rate. All data are from the NYPD's Compstat reports.

52nd Precinct (Norwood, BX): +6
2013: 12
2012: 6
(2001: 23)

66th (Midwood/Borough Park, BK): +5
2013: 6
2012: 1
(2001: 1)

42nd (Morrisanna, BX): +4
2013: 12
2012: 8
(2001: 18)

106th (south central Queens): +4
2013: 6
2012: 2
(2001: 4)

45th (southeast Bronx): +3
2013: 5
2012: 2
(2001: 5)

71st (south Crown Heights, BK): +3
2013: 6
2012: 3
(2001: 14)
Grand larcenies rose by 68.9 percent over the last two years.

72nd (Sunset Park, BK): +3
2013: 5
2012: 2
(2001: 6)

23rd (southern half of East Harlem): +2
2013: 4
2012: 2
(2001: 9)

60th (Coney Island, BK): +2
2013: 6
2012: 4
(2001: 11)
Felony assaults increased by 31.7 percent from last year, and robberies increased by 24 percent over the last two years

77th (Crown Heights, BK): +2
2013: 12
2012: 10
(2001: 19)
Rapes and robberies each increased by 14 percent, and felony assaults by nine percent.

79th (west Bed-Stuy): +2
2013: 13
2012: 11
(2001: 25)
The number of rapes rose from 18 in 2012 to 25 in 2013.

88th (Clinton Hill/ Fort Greene, BK): +2
2013: 6
2012: 4
(2001:11)

106th (Ridgewood, QN): +2
2013: 3
2012: 1
(2001: 5)

6th (Greenwich Village, MN): +1
2013: 2
2012: 1
(2001: 1)

7th (Lower East Side, MN): +1
2013: 1
2012: 0
(2001: 3)

Midtown South: +1
2013: 2
2012: 1
(2001: 4)

30th (west Harlem): +1
2013: 3
2012: 2
(2001: 11)
The number of rapes rose from 11 in 2012 to 20 in 2013.

44th (Highbridge, BX): +1
2013: 9
2012: 8
(2001: 31)

76th (Red Hook, BK): +1
2013:1
2012: 0
(2001: 4)

94th (Greenpoint): +1
2013: 1
2012: 0
(2001: 5)
The number of rapes rose from 11 in 2012 to 17 in 2013, and felony assaults increased by 29 percent.

90th (Williamsburg, BK): +1
2013: 6
2012: 5
(2001: 12)
The number of rapes rose from 12 in 2012 to 17 in 2013.

100th (Rockaways, QN): +1
2013: 3
2012: 2
(2001: 1)
Robberies and felony assaults each increased by 11 percent.

108th (Long Island City, QN): +1
2013: 4
2012: 3
(2001: 3)

*The 75th Precinct (East New York) had the most murders of any precinct in the city with 18, the same number as last year. There were 35 murders there in 2001.

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