Overall crime is higher in Bed-Stuy, but higher in Brooklyn as a whole.
A 9.4% decrease in crime was reported in the 79th district of Bed-Stuy, while in the 81st district of the district in the week of November 8-14, an increase of 14.8% over the same period last year recorded.
60 incidents were reported in the two counties, including robbery, assault, burglary, aggravated theft and widespread car theft.
During the same period last year, 59 incidents were reported, including two rape incidents and five robberies.
That year, 17 murders and 24 rapes were reported in the neighborhood, compared with 15 murders and 41 rapes reported on the same date in 2020.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there was an increase in incident reports this year in the 79th district by 12.6% and in the 81st district by 13.7%.
The most frequently reported incident throughout the week was grievous theft, with 26 reports of the crime. That is the same number as in the same period last year.
On November 18, the 79th Ward tweeted that it was seeking public help to track down the driver of a vehicle who had fired a shot after an argument with another man on Lexington Avenue.
On November 17, the 81st Ward retweeted a video of a group of men engaged in a physical argument when a man opened fire and met two victims. The district asks the population for information on identifying the men.
Across the county, 560 incidents were reported between November 8 and November 14, according to the NYPD’s CompStat, including seven rapes in Brooklyn North and four in Brooklyn South. 66 robberies and 116 personal injuries were reported across Brooklyn.
In the headlines:
The woman arrested during the execution of a Brooklyn woman in Florida that summer was extradited to New York City to face a criminal complaint. Police charged Georgia-year-old Claudia Banton, 42, of murder and criminal possession of a gun on Thursday for allegedly shooting Delia Johnson in the back of the head while talking to people in August.
A Brooklyn man accused of shooting a rival in the jaw in January could face murder charges after the victim died after his trip to California – because the wounded man who couldn’t speak was his killer in a notification to the police, the authorities announced on Wednesday. Victim Arturo Scott was in the Lincoln Towers in East New York at around 7:25 p.m. on January 23, the day before his 42nd birthday, when police said he was shot in the jaw during a drug dispute. EMS brought him to Brookdale University Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said. Scott couldn’t speak because of his wound, but he wrote down the name of the man who allegedly shot him: Douglas Pugh.
An NYPD officer who recently retired after 20 years with the police force last year protecting Mayor Bill de Blasio shared her own experience of domestic violence on the last day of her job to help other victims who keep their abuse a secret. Katrina Brownlee explained to the Mayor how she was a single mother on January 9, 1993 who finally found the courage to abandon her abusive boyfriend with her two little girls and move to a shelter. When he opened the door, she returned to his house to pick up clothes for her daughters. “When I came out of the room, he pointed a gun and said, ‘This is the day you die.’ And he shot me once in the stomach, and he shot me again, and he shot me the third time and I fell on the couch. ”In total, her ex-boyfriend shot her 10 times.
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