BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
The numbers of homicides and shootings across the city have continued to climb significantly this year, according to the latest batch of NYPD statistics.
Through June 1, 200 people have been slain across the five boroughs in 2008, compared with 190 during the same period in 2007 - a 5.2% increase.
The uptick in the number of shootings is more startling: So far this year, there have been 538 documented shooting incidents, compared with 492 over the same period a year ago - a whopping 9.3% jump.
Among the precincts showing the biggest jumps in violent crime is the 28th Precinct in Harlem, where six teenagers were shot on Memorial Day after enjoying a barbecue in Marcus Garvey Park.
The NYPD closed out last year with 496 murders, the fewest number of homicides in more than four decades. Overall crime fell 6% last year, and it is down an additional 2.98% this year, according to Police Department records.