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Crime in Roxbury is down, but homicides are up

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 11, 2013 02:26 PM

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Crime in Roxbury is slightly down in 2013, but the neighborhood has had more homicides this year compared to 2012.

Eighteen homicides have been committed this year in the Boston Police Department's District B-2, which covers Roxbury, compared to the 10 committed this time last year, according to the most recent data provided by BPD.

For more on homicides in Boston, click here.

Rape, burglary, and vehicle theft are also up this year.

Aggravated assault, larceny, and robbery, however, are down.

City-wide crime is down six percent, compared to this time last year.

Although crime is down city-wide, vehicle theft is slightly up across the city.

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