The crime statistics for Queens North in July showed that the NYPD’s 112th Precinct had the least amount of crime complaints for the month.
The 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, is one of eight police precincts that compose Patrol Borough Queens North. The seven other precincts include the following: 104th; 108th; 109th; 110th; 112th; 114th and 115th precincts.
According to the statistics for the 112th Precinct, there were a total of 14 crime complaints made from July 18 to 22. These complaints included one robbery, two felony assaults, three burglaries, six grand larcenies and two grand larceny of a vehicle. Over that same period of time, the other precincts in Queens North received crime complaints for 32 robberies, 46 felony assaults, 27 burglaries, 137 grand larcenies and 26 grand larcenies of a vehicle.
Over a 28-day span leading up to July 22, the 112th Precinct received just 63 crime complaints out of the 1,231 reported throughout Queens North. This included seven robberies, nine felony assaults, six burglaries, 32 grand larcenies and nine grand larcenies of an automobile.
Despite the low crime rates in the 112th Precinct, the overall number has been higher than in 2021, as has often been the case this year. Based on historical perspective, the crime rate this year has been down drastically in Queens North as a whole.
While many people are now beginning to go outside more often compared to the same time each of the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this, along with a few other possible factors like overpopulation and looser bail reform, has likely contributed to the slight rise in crime compared to 2021.
Over the span of July 18 to 22, 2021, there were only 11 crimes reported in the 112th Precinct, compared to the 14 reported this year. Additionally, from the same 28-day span in 2021, the total amount of criminal complaints was 55, as opposed to 63 this year. While there is certainly a disparity between this year and last year, it is very minor.
A much more visible change in crime rate can be found by comparing the crime rates of the entirety of Queens North. From July 18 to 22, there were 209 criminal complaints made in 2021 as opposed to the 287 made this year. The same 28-day span also reflects this rise, with 822 reported last year and 1,231 this year.
Only Queens South and Staten Island have posted a lower number of criminal complaints over these periods of time. After each of the precincts in Queens just celebrated National Night Out Against Crime, these numbers reflect an encouraging sign for neighborhoods within the 112th Precinct as well as the rest of the borough.