Saturday, March 29, 2008

More murders this year

Queens, Bronx Drive Up City Murder Rate

With the year's first quarter nearly in the books, the murder rate in the city has increased by 20.7% compared with the same period last year, a spike chiefly due to an increase in killings in Southern Queens and the Bronx. The number of murders has increased to 17 from eight within Patrol Borough Queens South, a command that patrols neighborhoods such as Jamaica, Ozone Park, and Far Rockaway, a 112.5% jump compared to the same time last year, according to the most recent police statistics. In the Bronx, murders have spiked by 42.8%: There have been 30 homicides recorded this year, compared with 21 during the same period last year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More people and more murders and more building and less cops.

Well Peter Vallone, Mr Public Safety, why more building if you dont have the city infrastructure to support it?

Frankly, with crime up, why are you endangering the health and welfare of the city residents?