Police & Fire

September 2009 Crime Stats Show Improvement

North End crime statistics for September 2009 show the third consecutive month of improvement, according to Boston Police. With 16 incidents of larceny and 5 assaults, the total of 21 incidents is 5 fewer than last year. Year-to-date, there were 198 reported incidents which is slightly lower than last year. Assaults and larceny are two areas on the rise. Police cite increasing reports of car break-ins as theives go after visible valuables like GPS units, laptops and briefcases. The full report is shown below.