Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults rise, burglaries decline in May 2024

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The amount of felony assaults across both northern and southern Queens soared during the 28-day period from April 29 to May 26, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. However, burglaries ended up decreasing at the same time.

Over the coarse of the 28-day period, felony assaults increased in northern Queens by 5.8%, from 240 reported cases in 2023 to 254 in 2024.

The 109th Precinct, which covers Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Whitestone and Bay Terrace, had the most significant boost in felony assaults among the northern Queens police precincts. Cases there increased from 35 last year to 50 this year.

Burglaries in northern Queens experienced a significant decline over the 28-day period. Reported cases there dropped 25.5%, from 149 in 2023 to 111 in 2024.

While the 109th Precinct did see the largest jump in felony assaults, it also had the deepest decline in burglaries. Reported cases there plummeted from 37 last year to 23 this year.

In southern Queens, felony assaults ended up jumping 22.8% year-over-year during the 28-day period, from 202 in 2023 to 248 in 2024.

The 103rd Precinct, which covers Hollis Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood and Jamaica, had the biggest increase in felony assaults over the 28-day period compared to the previous year. Reported cases there went up from 50 last year to 74 this year.

During the same 28-day period, southern Queens experienced a 12.9% drop in burglaries, from 93 in 2023 to 81 in 2024.

The 102nd Precinct, which covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, had the steepest drop in burglaries across southern Queens. Reported cases there fell from 16 last year to just two this year.

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The total number of reported major crimes – murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and vehicle thefts – went down slightly in northern Queens and went up in southern Queens. In northern Queens, major crimes dropped 1.68% year-over-year during the 28-day period, from 1,253 in 2023 to 1,232 in 2024. At the same time, major crimes increased 3.79% in southern Queens, from 817 in 2023 to 848 in 2024.