From the Daily News:
Just three months into 2010 robberies, burglaries, grand larceny and car thefts are on the rise in much of the borough, especially in some traditionally safe neighborhoods, NYPD statistics show.
Some locals say the early upsurge in crimes like burglary is an outgrowth of the bad economy.
In Sunset Park/Windsor Terrace's 72nd Precinct, burglaries were up 120%, from 25 to 55. In the 67th Precinct, in Flatbush, car theft is up 51%, from 45 to 68.
Boroughwide, nearly 70% of all Brooklyn's 23 precincts saw a 20% or higher jump in robberies, burglaries, grand larcenies or auto thefts, NYPD statistics show.
But not all the crime in Brooklyn so far this year is economic.
Even scarier felonies are up in some neighborhoods such as Clinton Hill's 88th Precinct, where a rapist was at large for almost three weeks and six people have been shot this year.
The NYPD did not return repeated calls for comment. But experts said Brooklyn's crime spike may look worse than it actually is, a result of having low crime numbers to begin with.