Back from summer vacation, the 113th Precinct’s Commanding Officer Marama shared, at the community council meeting, crime statistics that for most categories are at their lowest level in a decade. Murder was down four for the year which is the lowest rate since 1993. Stolen cars are down to 97 from the same period a year ago which also reflect a dramatic low. For the same period in 1993, when precincts first stated collecting these statistics, there were 1,000 stolen cars.
These dramatic lows made the 113th precinct the #3 ranked precinct out of all 76 for best in crime reduction. C.O Marmara also shared that the 113th precinct has also seized more guns than any other precinct in the Queens South District.
C.O. Marmara credited “working together” as a partial reason for the reduction.
A hiccup in the good news is a slight increase is grand larcenies. These larcenies stem from identity theft and property being stolen from cars. The precinct is conducting operations to combat these thefts stemming from individuals leaving property and bags in the car while they make short trips like dropping kids off for daycare.
Shootings have also seen a slight increase with the continuation of the warmer weather. The recent shootings in the precinct have been attributed to a neighbor on neighbor dispute and a narcotic’s angle.
Precinct meetings are the third Monday of the month and take place in the precinct's muster room.