From the Daily News:
Queens residents in Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods were victim to both Mother Nature and cold-hearted thieves this past year.
The lastest NYPD crime stats show a soaring uptick in robberies and grand larcenies throughout the storm-battered Rockaways and Howard Beach neighborhoods.
“This [Hurricane Sandy] situation brought out the best in New Yorkers and also brought out the worst in some New Yorkers,” said Assistant Chief James Secreto, commander of Patrol Borough Queens South, at a Nov. 19 meeting following a rash of brazen looting in the Rockaways.
New NYPD CompStat figures show a 75.9% spike in burglaries and 57% jump in grand larcenies in 2012 thoughout the 101st Precinct, which covers Far Rockaway.
As of Dec. 23, the latest numbers also report a 42.4% increase in burglaries and a 26.1% spike in grand larcenies in the 100th Precinct, which covers Rockaway Park.
Elected officials were not shocked by the latest numbers.
They aren't shocked because they passed the budgets that gutted the police force...but they want you to forget that part.