Locations of Recent Car Breaks/ Thefts From Motor Vehicles

We have identified several major “hotspots” where a number of car breaks have occurred in recent weeks.mvbe_march06.gif During the two-week timeframe from March 1 – 13, 2006 these hotspots are: Auburn St/Main St Area (District 15) – 7 Incidents Bunker Hill Area (District 15) – 6 Incidents Financial District (District 1) – 13 Incidents Back Bay/Bay Village Area (District 4 and District 1) – 22 Incidents Mass Ave/Boylston Area (District 4) – 7 Incidents A majority of car breaks involve suspects smashing windows and taking valuable items from the interior of the car. Common targets for these thefts are laptop computers, cameras, GPS systems and iPods. Removing these types of items from unattended vehicles is strongly encouraged, especially when these items are visible to passersby. Please note: this report is limited to clusters of breaks into parked cars, not stolen vehicles. The patterns involved do not carry over to vehicle thefts, which are more geographically dispersed. View the map of identified Hotspots. View a PDF containing more detailed incident information Note: the original posting incorrectly identified the Financial District as being located inside District 15. The attached PDF document has been updated as well to reflect this correction.