Dec. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall
The number of burglaries across Queens has dropped year-to-date through Dec. 3 compared to 2022, according to the latest crime stats from the NYPD. While the degree of change varies between northern and southern Queens, both areas have experienced fewer burglaries.
In northern Queens, burglary cases dropped 3.5% year-to-date, from 1,878 in 2022 to 1,813 this year. In southern Queens, the number of burglaries fell 7.8%, from 1,149 to 1,059.
The decrease in burglary cases across northern Queens is also evident when comparing the 28-day period from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3 this year to that of last year. During this time, there was a 26.8% drop in burglaries, from 205 last year to 150 this year. Not a single precinct in northern Queens reported an increase in burglary cases compared to the same 28-day period last year.