Crime was up a whopping 57 percent in December, but rose only four percent for the year in the 111th Precinct, according to police statistics.
In December, the number of robberies, burglaries, grand larcenies and grand larceny auto incidents went up. And the number of incidents in three of the four major crime categories was higher for the entire year.
There were no murders and one rape in December of both 2011 and 2012. For the year, there was one murder - as opposed to two last year - and one rape, which was the same as in 2011.
The year's sole murder in the precinct took place in late May when a 56-year-old Bayside man attempted to hang himself after fatally slashing his 57-year-old female companion’s neck, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
The man had allegedly set fire to the couple’s basement apartment prior to his attempting to commit suicide, officials said.
There were 10 robberies in the precinct in December as opposed to five incidents during the same period of time in 2011. However, the number of robberies dropped from 79 incidents last year to 71 incidents to 2012.
Felony assaults were down from five incidents in December 2011 to four incidents during the same period of time this year. But the number of incidents for the year was up from 48 incidents in 2011 to 58 incidents in 2012.
There were 39 burglaries this past December as opposed to 22 incidents during the same period of time last year. The number of burglaries for the year was up from 198 incidents in 2011 to 236 incidents in 2012.
Grand larcenies were up for the month - 42 incidents - and year - 385 incidents. In 2011, there were 30 incidents in December and 377 incidents for the year.
Grand larceny auto incidents were up in December from five incidents in 2011 to 11 incidents this past month. But they were down for the year from 105 incidents last year to 97 incidents in 2012.
The 111th's statistics covered the month through Dec. 23.