Weekly Wonder: Hey neighbor, your party is too loud!

By Mia Ping-Chieh Chen
BU News Service

BOSTON — Among 777 noise complaints in the past three years, 486 of them were from District B2, Roxbury, accounting for more than 60% of the complaints, according to Boston Police Department data.

In Roxbury, almost 40% of complaints were from Mission Hill, the data, from August 2015 to mid-October 2019, showed. Of the top five streets with the highest percentage of complaints, four were in this neighborhood, including Hillside Street, the street with the highest number of complaints with 73 cases, Calumet Street, Parker Hill Avenue and Pontiac Street. 

District D14, Brighton, came in the second place with nearly 10% of noise complaints. Radnor Road in Brighton and Pratt Street in Allston had the largest percentage. Dorchester came in third with around five percent of complaints.

Of the 777 complaints, 35 cases resulted in one or more people being arrested. Nearly 65% of cases where people were arrested happened in Roxbury as well.

September and October are the top two months for noise offenses, with 36% combined. Not surprisingly, most of the complaints came in between 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and the peak time was around midnight. More than 60% of the complaints were from Saturday and Sunday before 5 a.m.

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