Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults continue to increase across borough, vehicle thefts declining

Photo via Getty Images

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Feb. 2 through Mar. 3, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, vehicle thefts decreased throughout the borough.

Over the course of the 28-day period, felony assaults in northern Queens rose 11.2%, from 197 in 2023 to 219 in 2024. Meanwhile, vehicle thefts declined 8.4% there, from 166 to 152.

The 114th Precinct, which covers Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights, experienced the most significant jump in felony assaults across northern Queens. The number of reported cases the precinct climbed from 35 last year to 61 this year.

The 115th Precinct, which covers Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and North Corona, had the biggest drop in vehicle thefts. Reported cases there fell from 30 to 13.

In southern Queens, felony assaults went up 16.9% during the 28-day period, from 177 in 2023 to 207 in 2024. Vehicle thefts, meanwhile, went down 14,9%, from 134 to 114.

The 105th Precinct, which covers Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Glen Oaks, Laurelton and Queens Village, experienced the largest increase in felony assaults. Reported cases there rose from 28 last year to 38 this year. However, this precinct also had the sharpest decline in vehicle thefts, with reported cases falling from 30 to 19.

QNS illustration
QNS illustration

The total number of reported major crimes – murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and vehicle thefts – barely had any change across both northern and southern Queens during the 28-day period. Major crimes in northern Queens ended up decreasing from 1,192 to 1,184. In southern Queens, major crimes went down from 767 to 758.