Murder rates in New York have fallen, but major crimes are on the rise as 2022 approaches the end of 2022
New Yorkers fed up with unsafe streets will be excited about the end of 2022 — along with a 23 percent increase in serious crime.
The number of murders in the city decreased by 13% (418 from 481) compared to the same period last year, and the number of shooting victims (1549 from 1851) and shooting incidents (1280 from 1543) decreased by 16% and 17% respectively, according to statistics New York police.
However, the Big Apple remains bloody.
Rape increased by 7% (1591 from 1481); The data shows violent crimes up 13% (25,596 from 22,738) and robberies (17,138 from 13,592) up 26%.
Robbers and thieves had a field day: burglaries increased by 23% (15,481 out of 12,568); grand theft increased by 26% (50,698 out of 40,166); and car theft increased by 32% (13,475 out of 10,2190), according to statistics from January 1 to December 25.
The total number of violent crimes exceeded 100,000 for the second year in a row. Overall, according to NYPD statistics, the number of serious crimes increased by 23% (124,397 vs. 101,245 in 2021).
Mayor Adams touted recent advances in public safety during a Dec. 21 speech in which he vowed that New Yorkers would continue to see crime fall during his administration’s second act.
The mayor noted that the arrest rate was “the highest in 20 years” and this shows that “our police are working.”
An alarming trend is the underground, where crime in the transport sector has increased by almost 30% this year (2288 against 1767). The criminals did not even take a vacation: two tourists from Sweden, among at least three bandits, were robbed in the city on Christmas morning.
Hate crimes increased by 16% (604 out of 523).
A YEAR IN CRIME
Major crimes in New York in 2022 increased by 23% compared to the previous year:
Criminal offense Assault/25,596/22,738/+13%
Grand theft/50 698/40 166/+26%
Total serious crimes/124,397/101,245/+23%
Transit/2 288/1 767/+30%
Housing/5 852/5 468/+7%
Source: NYPD, statistics as of 12/25/22.
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