Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south

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The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in northern and southern Queens, respectively.

Over the course of the 28-day period, grand larcenies in northern Queens fell 12.2%, from 523 in 2023 to 459 in 2024.

The 111th Precinct, which covers Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows, experienced the most significant decline in grand larcenies. Reported grand larcenies in that precinct dropped from 56 over the 28-day period last year to 37 this year.

Northern Queens also had a notable decline in rapes during the 28-day period, with reported cases dropping 50% from 22 in 2023 to 11 in 2024. The 114th Precinct, which covers Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights, experienced the sharpest decline, going from four reported cases last year to none this year.

During the same period, grand larcenies in southern Queens declined 10.2%, dropping from 256 in 2023 to 230 in 2024.

The 106th Precinct, which covers Howard Beach, Lindenwood, and Ozone Park, had the steepest drop in grand larcenies across southern Queens. The number of reported cases there decreased from 49 last year to 34 this year.

Robberies also had a significant drop across southern Queens during the 28-day period compared to last year. Cases there plummeted 21.3%, from 108 in 2023 to 85 in 2024.

The 105th Precinct, which covers Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Glen Oaks, Laurelton and Queens Village, experienced the largest drop. Reported robberies in that precinct fell from 15 last year to 6 this year.

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The total number of reported major crimes – murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny, and vehicle thefts – had a slight drop in both northern and southern Queens during the 28-day period compared to the same period the previous year. In northern Queens, major crimes fell 2.51%, from 1,235 in 2023 to 1,204 in 2024. In southern Queens, major crimes decreased 1.81%, from 774 in 2023 to 760 in 2024.