To What Do You Attribute The Uptick In Crime?

Bayside, Bay Terrace and surrounding areas have seen several unusual crimes this past month.

Lately, the crime headlines we've been writing for Bayside Patch read like they the came straight from another neighborhood.

The two that may have stuck out the most are:

But the local law enforcement is also coping with auto thefts, including one in which a hapless thief stole a car with two kids still in the backseat, , of the . Huerta said three auto thefts can be attributed to owners having left the keys in the ignition.

In Douglaston, twelve car windows were smashed, and during the wee hours of May 1. Those cars were parked in two different builing garages.

"These things happen in waves and patterns sometimes," said a police source, adding, "It's not a statement on economy or anything. Thieves come in and hit a neighborhood, and don’t always return."

The same source confirmed that the 111th Precinct is experiencing an uptick in crime for the 28-day period, though he did not specify how much.

As of May 1, the 111th Precinct is up .

What do you attribute the increase in crime to? Tell us in the comments section.



max May 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Criminals are like mosquitoes to a light. They go to where the money and opportunities exist. With the 109th Pct covering Bay Terrace response time is not prompt and police coverage is light. Often valuables are left in parked cars and it becomes a crime of opportunity.
Phil Konigsberg May 15, 2012 at 11:05 PM
One cannot excuse stupidity in many instances. Continuing to smoke when one knows they have there is a 50% probability that it will kill its user is plain stupid, especially if one does not attempt to break their addiction. Leaving the keys in a car is stupid as well but to a much lesser degree, but is an open invitation to your vehicle stolen.
Gary R. May 17, 2012 at 03:07 PM
It's all about the economy, stupid. People are willing to take desperate measures when times are tough. There's also a reduced police presence under Bloomberg and criminals will take advantage of that. We need Giuliani back to straighten things out.
ann kelly August 09, 2012 at 01:17 PM
parents who did not do their job of raising kids with values


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