Although resident complaints about noise and quality of life issues continue to be high, the number of reported crime incidents tracked by Boston Police are down 15% year-to-date in 2012 versus last year. At the latest North End Public Safety meeting, BPD District A-1 distributed crime incident statistics for the neighborhood. In total or per capita, crime statistics show the North End remains one of the safest neighborhoods in the city.
For the first nine months through September, there been no homicides or rapes this year compared to one attempted rape incident in 2011. Robberies have ticked up to 10 vs. 6, assaults are down to 11 vs. 13, burglaries are down to 26 vs. 42, larcenies are down to 98 vs. 114 and auto thefts are up 2 to 15 this year. Monthly details are shown in the grid below.