Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #543
 
Since a major focus of the GPBA's mission is Public Safety and Crime Prevention, we work closely with the NYPD 13th Precinct.

  

The 13th Precinct Community Council meets with neighbors every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Precinct at 230 E 21st St. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 5/20 at 6:30p.m.
 
Officers give updates on crime in the neighborhood, and neighbors are encouraged to express any public safety or quality of life concerns they may have.
Town & Village Blog
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Burglaries, robberies up in 13th Precinct
Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg

By Maria Rocha-Buschel
 
While crime in the area covered by the 13th Precinct is down overall for the year so far, burglaries and robberies are up. Overall, crime is down 2.4 percent for the year and 8 percent for the month but burglaries are up 37 percent since this time last year and robberies are up 44.8 percent.

The stats were announced by the precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg, at the 13th Precinct's April community council meeting on Tuesday, April 15.
He added that there has been a slight increase, 1.9 percent, on felony assaults as well, noting that these assaults often become a problem for the precinct because of incidents in the neighborhood hospitals, and attacks on doctors, nurses and peace officers automatically carry a heavier penalty.
 
Grand larcenies, meanwhile, are actually down 10.9 percent for the year.
 
"That was the area that was most up last year," Ehrenberg noted. Grand larcenies have been featured prominently in T&V's blotter regularly, with a number of victims reporting every month that their property was stolen while left unattended or snatched out of their hands while on the subway.
 

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