The number of robberies jumped in February in a month-to-month tally provided by the police department’s Northern Station. In the northern district, robberies rose by 30 percent, while they were up a much smaller 7 percent citywide. There was one homicide in February, up from zero in January; Capt. John Jaimerena noted, “Though very unfortunate, I am proud to say that the suspect was taken into custody within 24 hours.”
Other categories of violent crime were down on the Northside, including rape (down 75 percent) and aggravated assault (down 26 percent).