At a public safety town hall meeting Wednesday night, the Commanding Officers of the 77th precinct, Deputy Inspector Elvio Capocci, said that burglaries have dropped by 60 percent.
"We have 30 for the year so far. In 2011, we were doing that in 28 days," he said.
The reason for the drop was a Facebook-based sting operation in spring of 2012 that landed 17 members of the 'Brower Boys" crew in prison.
He said 90 to 95 percent of the burglaries were due to unlocked windows on fire escapes.
The event was co-hosted with Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Councilwoman Letitia James