CHARTS: Back Bay Crime Down 13 Percent, Boston Down 7 Percent in 2012

Crime is down all over the city this year versus the same period in 2011.

Crime has declined across Boston so far in 2012, but it declined by double digits in the Back Bay's D-4 police district, according to data released by the Boston Police Department this week.

The district's crime rate has dropped a hearty 13 percent when comparing Jan. 1 though Aug. 19, 2011, to Jan. 1 through Aug. 19, 2012. That’s twice the 7 percent decline in crime the city has seen for the same period.

City-wide, only one district—the downtown A-1 district—saw an increase in crime. Similarly, most types of crime have notched downward—though Boston has seen two additional homicide incidents in 2012 when compared to 2011, and has also seen a marginal increase in aggravated assaults.

See the above graphs or the department’s original table for more.


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