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									                                                                          2005 PART A CRIMES
 Brookline Police
    2005                                            The following is a summary of Part A Crimes in
                                                    Brookline from January 1 – December 31, 2005. Part A
                                                    crimes include: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary,
PART A CRIMES                                       larceny and motor vehicle theft.

 Chief Daniel C. O’Leary                            In 2005, there was a total of 1244 Part A crimes reported
                                                    in Brookline, down 5% from the 1307 Part A crimes
                                                    reported in 2004. The following graphs show the number
                                                    of Part A crimes over the last ten years and year-to-year
                                                    comparisons for each crime category for 2004 to 2005.

                                        Total Part A Crimes - Last 10 Years
                   2500

                          1966
                   2000
                                              1714
                                   1529
                   1500                               1361          1324 1332             1307 1244
                                                             1155                 1133
                   1000


                    500


                      0
                              96       97      98      99     00     01     02     03     04        05

 As the above graph shows, 2005 saw the third lowest yearly total in Part A crimes for the Town
 of Brookline in the last ten years. As displayed in the following graph, in 2005, crime was down
 in five of the seven categories – rape, assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle thefts and the
 number of murders remained constant with none reported in either year. The only increase in
 2005 was the number of robberies – rising from 46 last year to 61 this year.
                                            Total Part A Crimes - 2004 vs. 2005
                       900
                       800
                       700
                       600
                       500
                       400
                       300
                       200
                       100
                          0
                               Murder        Rape     Robbery Assault     Burglary Larceny MV Theft

                      2004         0           10       46         196      201     762        92
                      2005         0           6        61         173      200     760        44


                                                                                        Prepared by: Crime Analysis Unit
                                                                                                Date Prepared: 2/4/2006
                                                                              Data source: Larimore RMS/UCR Reporting
MURDER
There were no murders during 2005. There were also no murders during 2004.

RAPE –DOWN 40%
In 2005, there were six rapes and one attempted rape reported, down 40% from the ten rapes
reported during in 2004. Of the six rapes reported this year, three were determined to be
unfounded, two were statutory rapes which resulted in arrests, and one was a rape by force
between two parties who met at a party and resulted in an arrest. The attempted rape also
resulted in an arrest.

ROBBERY –UP 33%
There were 61 robberies in 2005, up 33% from the 46 robberies in 2004 and up 15% from the 53
robberies in 2003. Of these 61 robberies, 18 involved a firearm, 7 involved a knife, 13 involved
the use of another weapon and 23 were unarmed/strong-arm robberies.

Thirty-six of the 61 cases remain active, 16 resulted in arrests, 8 were cleared through court
action or exceptional means and 1 was cleared as an unfounded/baseless report. The majority of
these robberies occurred on the street (43), followed by retail stores (8), banks (4), gas stations
(3), a parking lot (1), a school playground (1) and residence (1).

Twenty-seven of the 61 robberies (or 44%) occurred on a Saturday or Sunday. Thirty-four
robberies (or 56%) occurred on the first half tour of duty between 1530-2230hrs, twelve (12) on
the day shift and fifteen (15) on the last half shift. The most common times of day for robberies
were between 2130-2300hrs (13 robberies), 0100-0215hrs (9 robberies), and 1500-1600 hrs (6
robberies).

AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS – DOWN 12%
Aggravated assaults are down 12% with 173 in 2005, down from the 196 reported during in
2004. Of the 173 assaults reported this period, 3 involved the use of a firearm, 9 involved a knife
or some other cutting instrument, 40 involved another type of dangerous weapon and 121
involved the use of hands, fists, or feet. One of the 173 cases was determined to be unfounded
and 136 were cleared by arrest, court action or exceptional means.

BURGLARY – DOWN 1%
Burglary is down 1% in 2005 with 200 burglaries, versus the 201 reported in 2004. There were
also 34 attempted burglaries in 2005. 147 burglaries (74%) were of residential properties and 53
(26%) were of nonresidential properties, including schools, offices and commercial
establishments.

Of the 200 burglaries in 2005, 149 cases remain active, 26 resulted in an arrest or court action,
and 19 remain inactive, cleared exceptionally or completed. Six cases were found to be
baseless/unfounded reports. Also, seven of the attempted burglaries lead to an arrest or court
action. June and December saw the highest numbers of burglaries, with 25 and 27 respectively.




                                                                      Prepared by: Crime Analysis Unit
                                                                              Date Prepared: 2/4/2006
                                                            Data source: Larimore RMS/UCR Reporting
LARCENY – DOWN .3%
With 760 incidents in 2005, larcenies are
down .3% from the 762 incidents in 2004.
Please see the chart for the breakdown of                                               Larcenies by Type
                                                                             Auto
larcenies by target type. 200 of these                                    Accessories
larcenies were cleared through arrest or                                      4%
                                                                                                    Shoplifting
other means (court, exceptional clearance).                          Bicycles                         15%
                                                                       5%
                                                                                                              Purses/Wallets
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT – DOWN 52%                               Car Breaks                                            5%

There were 44 motor vehicle thefts                              16%
                                                                                                                  Pickpockets
                                                                                                                      1%
reported in 2005, down 52% from the 92
reported in 2004 and down 61% from the
113 reported in 2003.       In fact, motor                                                                   Other
vehicles thefts are at the lowest point in                                                                   19%

over ten years.                                                     Larcenies from                  License Plates
                                                                       Buildings                         3%
                                                                         32%
Of these 44 cases, 5 resulted in an arrest or
court action, 22 were cleared exceptionally
due to being recovered, 3 were found to be
baseless reports (misplaced MVs) and 14 remain active.

              Motor Vehicle Thefts - Last 10 Years                         Of the vehicles stolen, the most
  250
        229
                          222
                                                                           frequent makes were Hondas (7),
                                                                           Toyota (5), Mercedes (3) and Acura
  200                                                                      (3). 75% of the thefts (or 33) were
                                                                           on the north side of Brookline.
  150                                 135                                  There were 14 motor vehicles stolen
              122
                    114
                                120
                                                  113
                                                                           from sector one, 6 from sector two, 9
                                            104
                                                        92                 from sector three, 4 from sector four,
  100
                                                                           5 from sector five, and 2 from sector
                                                               44
                                                                           six, none from sector seven, 1 from
  50
                                                                           sector eight and 3 from sector nine.

   0
        96    97    98    99    00    01    02    03    04     05



                                        POLICE ACTIVITY FOR 2005

   Clearances - In 2005, there were 430 cases cleared.
   Arrests/PCs - In 2005, there were 811 arrests made and 97 people taken into protective
   custody for being under the influence of alcohol.
   Field Interviews - There were 1,564 field interviews conducted.
   Calls for Service and Department Service - There were 64,759 calls for service responded
   to and department service (prisoner process, service of papers, etc.) conducted by officers in
   2005.
   Moving Violations - There were 21,930 moving violations issued.
   Parking Tickets - There were 154,503 issued in 2005 for nearly $4.4 million in fines and
   penalties.
                                                                                     Prepared by: Crime Analysis Unit
                                                                                             Date Prepared: 2/4/2006
                                                                           Data source: Larimore RMS/UCR Reporting

								
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