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Big Jump in Burglaries in Northern Queens, Up 46 Percent in 2020

The precincts that make up Queens North are the 114, 108, 110, 104, 112, 115, 109 and 111  (Source: NYPD)

June 8, 2020 By Christian Murray

Burglars have not been quarantining in many parts of northern Queens in recent months.

The number of burglaries in many precincts in Queens North has undergone a significant spike this year, according to NYPD data.

Reported burglaries from Jan. 1 through May 31 have jumped 46 percent compared to the same period in 2019 across the eight precincts that make up Queens North. Meanwhile, in the eight precincts that  cover Queens South there was no increase.

The number of reported burglaries in Queens North has jumped to 687 for the first five months of this year, compared to 471 for the same period last year.

The number of burglaries in the eight precincts that make up Queens North is up 46 percent in 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 (NYPD)

The precinct that has been hit hardest is the 108th Precinct that covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City. Burglaries for the first 5 months have jumped 338 percent in the precinct—with 70 burglaries reported from Jan.1 through May 31 this year compared to just 16 for the same five-month period last year.

The number has jumped significantly in the 104 Precinct—which covers Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village— up from 64 for the five month period last year to 116 this year.  In the 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, the number has jumped 180 percent from 35 for the first five months last year to 98 this year.

The 112th precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, has also seen a jump. There were 34 burglaries for the first five months this year, compared to 14 a year ago.

The number is also up in the 115th precinct, which covers Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. It jumped 44 percent from 52 in 2019 to 75 in 2020, according to NYPD data.

The 109th Precinct, which covers Flushing, Whitestone and College Point, has seen an 18 percent jump, from 134 this time last year to 159 this year.

The 111th precinct, covering Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck, has experienced a decline in burglaries compared to last year and the 114th Precinct in Astoria is unchanged from a year ago.

The 108 Precinct that covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City has seen a 338 percent increase in the number of burglaries this year (NYPD)

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Dan Puleo

I wonder what the breakdown between home burglaries and commercial ones would be? Just wondering if much of the increase is a matter of criminals taking advantage of the Covid shutdown to clean out businesses.

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