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.