Major crime continues to rise in New York, up 36% this year: new police data

The latest figures from the NYPD show major crimes remain up 36% so far this year – even though shootings and murders both saw declines of around 10% on Sunday.

“Politicians will say, ‘The murder is over!’ and ignore everything else,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.

“Meanwhile, everything else is awful God.”

Robberies increased by 48.3%, from 20,374 to 30,205 incidents, car thefts increased by 42%, from 5,589 to 7,939, and robberies jumped by 39.8%, from 7,366 to 10,294, during the same period in 2021, according to the data.

Rapes rose 10%, from 892 to 989, and felony assaults rose 19.5%, from 13,086 to 15,640, the statistics show.

Meanwhile, killings fell 8.1% from 284 to 261, the number of people shot fell 7.4% from 1,101 to 1,020, and the number of shooting incidents rose. fell 10.1% from 938 to 843, according to NYPD data.

“Usually during these very hot periods you end up with more violence,” Giacologne said. “Maybe it was too hot. But everything else goes. »

According to NYPD data, major crimes in New York City are up 36% so far this year.
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He pointed out that shootings and homicides were up in 2021, making the decline less noticeable.

The data also shows murders so far this year are up 2% from the same period two years ago and 48.5% from the same period five years ago. The number of gunshot casualties and incidents also increased during these periods.

“We’ve probably lost two decades of crime reduction, and that’s really too bad,” Giacalone said. “All of those years of hard work by the police department have all gone in one year.”

The number of murders has dropped 8.1% and the number of people shot 7.4% so far this year, according to NYPD figures.
The number of murders has dropped 8.1% and the number of people shot 7.4% so far this year, according to NYPD figures.
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A police officer with more than two decades on the job said any current department gains would likely be wiped out.

“Give him time,” the cop said. “They let the bad guys go home. There are no consequences for their actions.

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