Police & Fire

Police Release Sketch of North End Flasher

Boston Police released a sketch of a suspect responsible for an incident of open and gross lewdness in the North End. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in this matter. Detectives urge community members to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Boston Police continue to increase patrols to the area and have Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Informational Tool – Crime Reports

Sgt Tom Lema and the Information Systems Group at the Boston Police distributed an informative guide for using Crime Reports, the neighborhood crime trend system. Crime Reports uses data from the Boston Police (uploaded nightly) and overlays it on a Google map. Click here to see the slides for how Crime Reports works (pdf). I Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Alert: Theft from Motor Vehicles

The Boston Police have issued a special alert regarding a dramatic increase in the number of thefts of property from motor vehicles. The North End/Waterfront is in Area A-1 which has experienced a 38% increase in theft. The police consider this a preventable crime, primarily caused by owners leaving valuables in sight (i.e., GPS, laptops, etc.).



Boston Police Report Increase in Theft from Motor Vehicles

BPD Offers Prevention Tips for Motor Vehicle Break-ins


From January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009, statistics indicate that 5 out of 12 Boston Police Districts are reporting an increase in the number of Larceny from a Motor Vehicle. Seven districts have reported a decrease in the number of thefts from motor vehicles. This has resulted in a 6% increase of motor vehicle break-ins citywide.