Is it even true that this wedge-shaped, one-square-mile neighborhood claims title to “the bank robbery capital of America”?Boston police say they can't verify that: They don't track bank robberies nationwide, and they don’t break out bank-robbery statistics from all robbery numbers for the city.But their statistics do show that Charlestown has barely more than 2 percent of all Boston robberies, not just bank robberies.
The resolution opposed these rankings on the grounds that they "fail to account for the many conditions affecting crime rates" and "divert attention from the individual and community characteristics that elevate crime in all cities", though it did not provide sources or further elaborate on these claims. Conference of Mayors passed a similar statement, which also committed the Conference to working with the FBI and the U.
The resolution states the rankings "represent an irresponsible misuse of the data and do groundless harm to many communities" and "work against a key goal of our society, which is a better understanding of crime-related issues by both scientists and the public".
In a stroll of Charlestown on a sunny day, it’s hard to believe this tiny Boston neighborhood could be “the bank robbery capital of America” – the Warner Bros.
hype about Ben Affleck’s new film “The Town,” which opens Friday.
Brick houses and old-fashioned gaslights line Charlestown’s narrow colonial streets, and ordinary folks bustle about the Dunkin’ Donuts, and the CVS drugstore.
Boston’s historic Freedom Trail ends in Charlestown, home to the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides).
Townies, those born and raised here, don’t take kindly to being portrayed in Mr.
Affleck’s film as “a bunch of dumb bums" (to use the words of one resident).
Murder is the only statistic that all agencies are required to report.
However, in some cases such as Charlotte, Honolulu, and Las Vegas, the reporting agency has more than one municipality.
The number of murders includes nonnegligent manslaughter. In most cases, the city and the reporting agency are identical.