NYC’s Crime Statistics Continue to Soar after Particularly Violent Weekend

NYC’s Crime Statistics Continue to Soar after Particularly Violent Weekend

By Yehudit Garmaise

New York City’s crime statistics, which sound more appropriate to a warzone, than to a world-class city, reached shocking heights over the weekend when six people were killed and 26 people were shot over the span of only three days.

On Sunday alone, when the NYPD reported seven shooting incidents that resulted in 12 victims, the department acknowledged that those numbers had doubled compared to the same day last year when the city saw four shootings and six victims, Pix11 reported.

Just after 8 pm, on Sunday, bullets started flying in NYC in Brownsville, when four people, including a 16-year-old, were shot by a suspect who remains on the loose.

At 8:45 pm in the Bronx, a 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg while walking her dog. A few minutes later, inside a convenience store, a mother and daughter, who were not the intended targets, were shot by a man who was arguing with another man outside. 

At 11 pm on Sunday, a 34-year-old man who is believed to be a gang member was found dead after he was shot in the head at around 11 pm in Harlem.

Just after midnight, in the Flatiron District, a 32-year-old man, who was in a dispute with another man, was shot in the chin and taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, while the perpetrator fled the scene in a white BMW.

NYPD data reports that all major crimes in NYC have skyrocketed by 37% overall so far in 2022.

Yesterday when a Fox News reporter on 13th asked a Shomrim volunteer whether any particular category of crime was up more than others, the volunteer said, “Honestly: everything is up: Violence, robbery, assaults, and car thefts.”

Before the shooting madness began on Sunday, while Mayor Eric Adams was interviewed on WBLS, he vowed to follow through on his promises to crack down on crime.

Among his many efforts to tamp down the constant crime reports in the city, Adams’ NYPD has removed 3,800 guns from the streets, reinstated the NYPD’s plainclothes units and increased police officers on the subways and in the neighborhoods with the highest crime rates.

“We’re going to continue to move forward. We’re going to turn this crime thing around,” said Adams, who also bemoaned how permissive bail reform and illegal gun sales have worked against his efforts. “And when we do so, people are going to really see the progress we’ve made in other parts of the city.

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