Queens: Forest Hills Crime Is Down, Defying Citywide Trend


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The 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, saw a drop in crime last year, bucking a citywide uptick, police officials said.

Overall, crime in the area fell about 4 percent compared to the previous year, said the precinct’s commander, Capt. Thomas Conforti, during a Community Board 6 meeting on Wednesday night — putting it among 15 of the 76 precincts where major crimes decreased.

Citywide, crime increased by about 3 percent in 2012, officials said.

The 112th Precinct recorded a decrease in most major crime categories, including the number of murders, which fell from two in 2011 to none in 2012, according to police statistics.

(Source: News12)