After a sharp spike in crime from the week before, the week of February 22 through 28 appears to have gone back down. Both burglary and grand larceny remained relatively high, and continued to see jumps from the year before. But after seven the week earlier, robberies dropped back down to one.
The overall crime reduction for the year (year-to-date total) slid down to -28.93 percent from 31.72 percent the week before, still representing a significant drop in crime.
CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. As a new feature on Sheepshead Bites, we’ll be summarizing the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct as the reports become available (usually on Monday, one week after the closing date). The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
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