From DNA Info:
Burglaries in Forest Hills have gone up significantly this year.
In April, break-ins jumped 90 percent over the same time last year, fueled by a rash of burglaries in which jewelry and cash were taken, police said.
Overall crime in the 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, is down more than 6 percent this year. But there were 120 burglaries between Jan. 1 and Sept. 15, compared to 92 last year during the same time period, a 30.4 percent increase.
In the wake of the break-ins, Capt. Thomas Conforti, the commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, encouraged residents to consider getting security systems and cameras, which act as a deterrent and can provide police with evidence.