By PERRY CHIARAMONTE, NY Post
The city's murder rate is up a startling 26 percent over the same time period last year, according to police statistics.
The figures show that 92 homicides have occurred within the five boroughs over the last three months; there were 73 homicides over the same time period in 2007, according to the NYPD statistics.
Despite the spike in murders, the homicide rate has dropped nearly 16 percent in the time period for the past two years, and has fallen 77 percent since 1993.
In 2007, the city saw a record low in homicides, with only 496 murders - the lowest tallied since 1963. Major crime overall has dropped about one percent since the start of 2008.