Top cop at Bayside-based 111th Precinct reports historic crime decreases in 2018

Captain John Hall reports crime drops in the 111th Precinct.
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The 111th Precinct based in Bayside is the safest its ever been, according to the command.

On Jan. 1, the precinct reported on Twitter that they were experiencing the “lowest recorded levels of crime ever” according to preliminary crime data compiled by the NYPD CompStat Unit.

“The 111th Precinct is happy to report that, in 2018, the 111th precinct reached the its lowest crime levels since we started recording precinct crime in 1970. Specifically, the 111th precinct recorded 678 ‘index’ crimes in 2018 versus 743 in 2017, resulting in a 8.7 percent drop in crime. The 111th precinct already experiences some of the lowest per capita crime rates in the city,” Captain John Hall said in an analysis published on Facebook on Jan. 3.

According to data, the 111th Precinct, which includes all or parts of Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows, neighborhoods covered by the precinct saw a decrease in five out of seven recorded types of criminal activity. The precinct also provided an analysis of each of the crime categories.

The 111th reported no murders in 2018 versus one in 2017. Robberies and burglaries were down by four in 2018, with the recorded numbers dropping from 39 to 35 and 167 to 163 respectively. Hall said that robberies with weapons declined in 2018 and none of the incidents involved a firearm, versus six incidents in 2017.

“Youth on youth” robbery incidents also declined from 13 in 2017 to five this year. The captain wrote that the incidents were “historically driven by school dismissals.”

“Our Neighborhood Policing team is in constant contact with staff at the major high schools and we have police officers assigned at Francis Lewis, Bayside, and Cardozo,” Hall wrote. “We often receive additional resources from Patrol Boro Queens North to assist with orderly dismissals.”

Grand larceny autos also dropped from 59 to 38 this year. The biggest change was in grand larcenies, or major thefts, which dropped from 416 in 2017 to 361 in 2018. Though the overall number went down, Hall reported that “unattended grand larcenies”, which includes mailbox fishing, rose significantly in 2018.

Unattended grand larcenies spiked 77.1 percent from 70 in 2017 to 124 in 2018. The precinct reported that they had surveillance videos of people stealing “large amounts of mail” from blue mailboxes throughout the precinct. Checks were subsequently washed, forged and cashed at various banks.

Hall reported that fishing incidents went down temporarily when the U.S. Postal Inspector installed “theft resistant” mailboxes in some areas, but have recently picked up again.

Rape and felony assault were all up this year from 2017 according to numbers reported by CompStat. Data showed that seven rapes and 74 felony assaults were reported in 2018 versus three rapes and 58 felony assaults the year before.

Hall attributed the crime drop to the Neighborhood Policing model that was implemented in March 2018.

“Neighborhood policing allowed us to police more purposeful­ly,” wrote Captain Hall. “It resulted in increased patrols in the neighborhoods, better intelligence on past crimes, and, most importantly, increased participation by the community. This bolstered our overarching crime reduction strategy which is to detect and suppress crime committed by repeat offenders and crime committed at repeat locations.”

It was noted that the reported numbers are “preliminary and subject to further analysis and revision.”

For the precinct’s full crime analysis, visit their Facebook page.

Posted 12:00 am, January 10, 2019
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Jan. 10, 1:48 am
Nonsense from Queens says:
Most crimes never get reported or are never written down. I had my car broken into and the next day when I called for a case number to give my insurance company, the police precinct in flushing told me they didnt have anything on my case. So dont be surprised if they just "forgot" to write a crime down. They do this to keep the value of the homes in a certain area up. It's just all nonsense.
Jan. 10, 5:51 am
David from Bayside says:
TJHink how much lower the crime would go if "Officer Daniels" was put on patrol instead of hiding in the parking lot of Brandywine Assisted living " or in the parking lot of the "Mormon church" writing Easy non confrontational cell phone and seat belt tickets! IE money generators for Mayor A@@hole!
Jan. 10, 10:11 am
Celtic from Bayside says:
A bunch of crock. The 111pct spends all day on Northern blvd writing tickets to Asians who don't speak English and can't fight back. As for Bayside being safe, this year I had a naggar halfway in my bathroom window before I luckily caught him. In 20 years here I never had a burglar. They are popping up everywhere.
Jan. 10, 2:15 pm
enforce what laws are on the books from Queens says:
No problem with cops giving tickets to drivers who break the law. And the writer who had a problem with giving to a ticket to someone who is foreign born - hey ALL drivers are supposed to be licensed which means they understand and comply with all traffic laws. Every can fight a ticket and you know that. But I wish cops would ticket those who park EVERY day 6 feet or less from a hydrant, not to drop off groceries for a few minutes, but instead park their cars there all night. And how about those who drive cars and motorcycles onto the sidewalk in front 24 Hr Fitness in Little Neck and park their cars on the sidewalk. Where are the tickets?
Jan. 10, 4:20 pm
Jr from Bayside says:
So whats the deal with the increase in assaults and rapes? Id like to know if there is a rapist on the loose.
Jan. 10, 7:11 pm
Angry dad from Bayside says:
The 111th doesnt tell nearly half the crime that goes on here.A women being mugged on the corner of bell and northern right down the block from them is a big what the hell. Cars being stolen and wheels multiple burglaries. The 111th is a joke.
Jan. 11, 5:28 am
Celtic the racist pig from Bayside says:
Celtic, STFU already with your racist rhetoric. Either your mom, wife or sister must bang the “naggars” regularly; hence your anger, perhaps? I sincerely doubt your punk racist self confronted ANY person of color. You’re a weak coward as always evidenced by your post. Go kick rocks sucka’
Jan. 11, 12:31 pm
Celtic from Bayside says:
Sorry, Im off my opioids. Let me get back to my Guinness.
Jan. 11, 5:41 pm

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