Friday, October 29, 2010

Murder up 15% from last year

From the Daily News:

The city's murder rate has shot up nearly 15% this year, and residents in the worst-hit precincts are worried New York is headed back to darker days.

The NYPD recorded 437 murders as of Sunday, compared with 382 in the same period last year.

In East Harlem's 25th Precinct, murders rose 400%, with 10 slayings this year compared with two at this time last year.

Overall crime - covering murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and auto theft - has dipped about 1% citywide.

Still, incidents involving gunplay have spiked. Statistics show 1,225 shootings, compared with 1,178 at this point last year - a 4% bump.

NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne said the department is concerned about the increase and has sent extra cops into the 25th and 77th precincts.

Arrests for murder and the number of criminal summonses issued are up significantly in both precincts, he said.

A source familiar with the situation in the 25th Precinct blamed gang violence. Gang arrests there have skyrocketed more than 200%.


Anonymous said...

A very smaller inexperienced patrol force,and a chief of detectives that is so anal and clueless,detectives are running for the door........

Anonymous said...

Sure Mayor Bloomberg - Don't pay your PD force and freeze hiring - good move for NYC -

When are you going to close the PD precincts like the fire houses>

You know when crime gets out hand people riot because there is no police to stop it and when the businesses burn there is no nearby Fire house to put it out.

So let's go Mayor Bloomberg - hike the taxes so that businesses leave and folks have no minimum wage jobs and the middle class is tapped out and leaves for southern states to live cheaply.

So soon we will be at a zero sum game, the players facing off each other will come down to those in the same liberal bed - poor vs rich. The middle class will no longer be standing in the middle being pummeled.

The poor can storm the Park Ave gates of the rich that remain or the rich begin to pay-up enormously to replace the taxes that the middle paid previously.

Anonymous said...

Thinning the herd.

So much for, "do more with less".

Anonymous said...

Same level, just maybe less hiding it in compstat?

Anonymous said...

what wasn't mentioned in the article drug fueled gangs. it's all about illegal drugs and money.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg indeed has blood on his hands.

Anonymous said...

Crime isn't up.Commands are just not downgrading felonies or completely shitcanning least until the schoolcraft fiasco dies down......

Anonymous said...

So many conspiracy theories, so little time!!!
Y'all are batshit crazy. Ever heard of Occam's razor?

Suzannah B. Troy said...

Do you remember that local Queen's newspaper guy who told us we were wrong about crime stats....where is he now?