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2009’s ups and downs

2009’s ups and downs

Canarsie’s felony assaults — as well as shootings — dipped in 2009 while robberies took an unexpected jump, according to year-end CompStat figures.

Officials said that the number of shootings in the 69th Precinct fell by three from 30 in 2008 to 27. Homicides were also down, from seven to six. The number of assaults dropped by nearly 23 percent, from 162 to 125.

Yet at the same time robbery numbers increased by 4.3 percent, from 236 to 246.

Burglaries in the command fell by 29 percent, from 354 to 294, according to NYPD CompStat numbers.

Car thefts also fell, by nearly five percent (204 to 194), officials said.

Overall, felony crime in the 69th Precinct fell by 12.3 percent for the year.

Over the last 16 years, crime in Canarsie has dropped by just over 75 percent, officials said.

Gas station robbed

Police are looking for a crew of thieves responsible for raiding a Gulf gas station on Flatlands Avenue.

A worker said that two black males entered the convenience store to the station at 11:30 p.m. on December 31 and pulled a firearm, demanding that he empty the register.

“Don’t move,” one of the thieves said as they scooped upwards of $1500 from the register and into a garbage bag.

They then ran off, leaving the victim unharmed.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.

Shot in Breukelen Houses

A man was shot in the leg during a skirmish outside of an address at the Breukelen Houses.

Cops said that they were called to a building on East 103rd Street at 11:20 p.m. on December 27 when an unidentified man pulled a gun and opened fire.

The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment, officials said.

The gunman was still at large as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Shot in the leg

Cops are trying to find the person who opened fire on a young man on December 18, leaving him with a bullet wound in his leg.

Investigators were told that the victim was nearing the corner of East 92nd Street and Avenue L just before 2:15 p.m. when two men confronted him.

One of the men reportedly pulled a gun and opened fire, striking the victim once.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Brookdale Hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

The gunmen remained at large as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to either the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315 or the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

63rd Pct. bash-a-rama

Felony assaults in the 63rd Precinct jumped by nearly 16 percent in 2009, according to recently released NYPD CompStat numbers.

Police said that as of December 27 148 assaults had been logged in the Brooklyn Avenue stationhouse – twenty more than the 128 that took place by the same date in 2008.

Officials said that the assaults were not caused by random acts of violence, but predominantly committed by domestic partners or people who knew each other and had a prior history.

Many of the attacks could be considered youth-on-youth crimes, officials said.

Assault was one of two annually tracked crimes that saw increases in the 63rd precinct last year. Rape reports were also up, from seven in 2008 to twelve last year. None of the rapes were considered stranger rapes, officials said.

The largest decrease experienced by cops in the 63rd Precinct was in burglaries, which saw a 14.7 percent fall, from 278 in 2008 to 237. The number of grand larcenies – which includes identity theft cases, non-violent purse snatches and car break-ins, saw a 14.5 percent drop, from 684 to 585.

Robberies in the command had fallen by just over 13 percent, from 283 to 246, said cops from the command, who added that car thefts dipped by nearly seven percent, from 184 to 172.

By December 27, the 63rd Precinct was expected to end the year on a positive note, with a nearly 11 percent reduction in crime.

The 63rd Precinct protects residents in Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Bergen Beach and Flatlands.

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