Crime was down 10 percent in the 111th Precinct during the first month of 2013 following a spike in incidents in December, according to police statistics.
The number of robberies in the precinct was up in January, but the number of incidents was down in the six other major crime categories.
At Monday’s Community Board 11 meeting, 111th Capt. Jason Huerta said that several arrests had been made in a series of recent robberies.
A total six incidents were reported last month as opposed to only one robbery during January 2012.
There were no murders or rapes in the precinct during the first month of 2013.
The number of felony assaults fell from five in January 2012 to three this past month.
A total 16 burglaries were reported during the first month of 2012, while 15 occurred during January 2013.
Grand larceny is down slightly so far in 2013. In January 2012, a total 32 incidents were reported. This year, 28 incidents have taken place in the precinct.
And grand larceny auto is down from 12 incidents during the first month of 2012 to seven incidents in January 2013.
The dip in incidents follows a peak in December, during which crime was up 57 percent. But crime was only up four percent for the entire year, according to police statistics.
The precinct’s crime statistics covered the month through Jan. 27.
The 111th Precinct covers Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck.