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Brookline Police: serious crimes down 12 percent

Posted by Brock Parker  January 28, 2014 02:39 PM

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The number of serious crimes in Brookline fell by about 12 percent in 2013 from 2012, according to a report released by police Tuesday.

BrooklinePDyearendcrimestat.pngWhile Brookline Police reported the six rapes reported in the town in 2013 was up from three in 2012, there were no murders in the town, robberies were down by 54 percent to 13 and the number of assaults fell by 26 percent to 131 during 2013.

Crime statistics released by Brookline Police Tuesday show the number of serious crimes dropped by 12 percent. Graphic courtesy Brookline Police.

The Brookline Police year-end review report of serious crimes in the town states that violent crimes fell from 208 in 2012 to 150 last year, which is a drop of 28 percent.
Overall, the police department reported that crime is at its lowest levels in recent memory and is down in the town by 61 percent since 1994.

Among property crimes in the town there was a slight uptick in the number of motor vehicle thefts, which increased from 18 in 2012 to 20 during 2013. But larcenies fell from 640 in 2012 to 609 last year, and the number of burglaries fell from 129 to 100 during the same period.

There were 888 arrests in the town, which was down slightly from 916 in 2012. The number of moving violations was up by 12 percent to 24,799, but the number of parking tickets issued in 2013 was 127,962, which was down by 9 percent from the 141,401 parking tickets in 2012, according to the report.

--brock.parker@globe.com

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