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The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Brownsville

Overall, crime is up in Brownsville, and in Brooklyn as a whole.

Overall, crime is up in Brownsville, and in Brooklyn as a whole.

There has been an 113.3% reduction in crime reported to Brownsville's 73rd Precinct during the week April 19 to April 25, compared to the same period last year.

There have been 32 incidents reported, including one murder, three rapes, five robberies, 10 felony assaults, three burglaries, three reports of grand larceny and seven of grand larceny auto. During the same two-week period last year, there were 15 incidents reported, including one murder and one robbery.

There has been five murders and 18 rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared to six murders and 11 rapes by this time last year.

Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 32% reduction in incident reports this year on last.

The most common incident reported this year is felony assault, with 169 reports in the neighborhood, 21 more than during the same period last year.

On Wednesday, the 73rd Precinct tweeted photos of a suspected wanted for assaulting a person with a hammer on Pitkin Avenue.

Across Brooklyn:

Across the borough, there have been 447 incidents reported between April 19 and April 25, according to NYPD's CompStat, including three murders and three rapes in Brooklyn South and one murder and five rapes in North Brooklyn. 69 robberies were reported across Brooklyn and 92 felony assaults.

In the headlines:

A 17-year-old Devonte Lewis was fatally shot outside his Midwood charter school on around 2:45pm on Thursday. Lewis was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died of his wounds, police said. Police said two suspects dressed were seen fleeing the scene on food. No arrests have been made.

Omar Gelin, 18 was arrested this week and is facing murders charges after a stray bullet grazed a 5-year-old girl's head as she played near the corner of Montauk and New Lots Aves. in East New York. Gelin let of a spray of bullets, missing his target but grazing the girl who was coming home from the shop with her family.

Two men were injured in a shooting at Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg on Thursday night. The men, who were eating dinner outside when bullets were fired, were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. The shooting followed an argument that broke out inside the restaurant before at 9:45pm. Police say 24-year-old  Arkies Sommerville dropped his gun and ran, but police tracked him down.

Brooklyn woman Cheyanne Taylor, 29, was arrested for slapping a 25-year-old Asian woman as she was sitting outside an ice cream shop with a friend on Grand Street. Taylor faces hate crime charges after slapping the woman in the face because she was speaking in Mandarin.

BK Reader's crime tracker has the latest information and statistics on crime and policing in the borough.