Crunching the Queens crime numbers: robberies and felony assaults on the rise

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The amount of reported cases of robberies and felony assaults across Queens have each risen over the last month compared to the same period of time a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday.

During the 28-day period from Dec. 18 to Jan. 14, reported robberies have increased 51.3% in northern Queens, from 117 cases the previous year to 177 this year. At the same time, felony assaults are up 29.3% in northern Queens, from 184 to 238.

The 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, experienced the largest increase in robbery cases over the 28-day period in northern Queens. Robberies there rose from 17 cases during the same period last year to 47 this year.

The 114th Precinct, which covers Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights, had the most significant rise in felony assault cases across northern Queens. Over the course of the same 28-day period, cases there went up from 28 last year to 44 this year.

In southern Queens, the change in reported robberies and felony assaults over the same 28-day period is not as pronounced as in northern Queens. Robberies only increased 16.9%, from 83 last year to 97 this year. Felony assaults went up just 4%, from 201 to 209.

The 103rd Precinct, which covers Hollis Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood and Jamaica, had the largest increase in robberies from the same 28-day period a year ago out of all the southern Queens precincts. Robberies there went up from 25 to 34.

The 101st Precinct, which covers Far Rockaway and Bayswater, experienced the biggest jump in felony assault cases in southern Queens over the same period of time. Cases there rose from 14 to 28.

Throughout the 28-day period, the number of major crimes, which include, murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny of vehicles—increased in northern Queens and remained static in southern Queens. Major crimes in northern Queens are up from 1,134 to 1,221, while southern Queens has experienced a miniscule increase from 802 to 808.

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