Saturday, August 16, 2008

Murders way up in south Queens

In the first seven months of 2008, southern Queens has already seen more homicides than it did during all of 2007.

Murder rate spikes in south Queens

Forty-four murders have occurred so far in the area, with the latest two happening as recently as two weeks ago - compared to 43 for 2007, according to NYPD data.

“There are more guns on the street,” said Chief Thomas V. Dale, head of Patrol Borough Queens South, in response to why the murder rate is up in this area. But he said he is not sure where the weapons come from.

The greatest percentage change between last year’s number of murders and this year’s number has taken place in the 102nd and 100th Precincts - a 400 percent increase for both precincts, NYPD statistics reveal.

4 comments:

Taxpayer said...

""There are more guns on the street,” said Chief Thomas V. Dale, head of Patrol Borough Queens South, in response to why the murder rate is up in this area. But he said he is not sure where the weapons come from."

There are clearly not enough guns available to the victims.

Anonymous said...

Clearly taxpayer, the cops arent doint their job as normal.Why dont you fix that big old taxpayer?This guy is the only one who pays taxes i guess.Other cities have taken huge steps to curb their gand problem.

Anonymous said...

We need schwoogie control, not gun control! Get the apes and the greasers out of the city!

AFN said...

When are people going to realize that guns aren't the problem, it's young African-American males? Of course, in our PC society it's racist to even think such a thing, but that's the way it is. Take away the guns and they'll resort to using knives and stones. We need animal control, not gun control.