The answer seems to be yes and no. Greenpointers was kind enough to look into recent crime stats, comparing this summer with last:
Up since last year: Grand Larceny, Burglary (but only by 1%), Assault, Murder (1 murder this year up from zero), and most notably, Rape, which experienced a 60% increase (from 5 incidents in 2012, to 8 in 2013). The good news? Robbery is down by 22%.
Here’s a handy chart: