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2128, 29 Dec 20

New York Killings Increase 41%

It’s fine. Everything’s fine.

After two decades of gradually reducing all seven major felony offenses in the city, killings in the city jumped 41% from 319 in 2019 to nearly 450 as of Tuesday, according to WNBC 4 — the largest single-year increase in 20 years and the most killing since 2011, when the city reported 515.


December alone has seen more than 100 shootings across the city in 2020, according to data from the New York Police Department — in 2019, there were 49. 2020’s figures pale in comparison to figures from decades past. In 1990, there were more than 2,600 murders in the Big Apple.


In September, when the city surpassed 1,000 shootings for the first time since 2015, a Brooklyn police officer said it was time for Mayor Bill de Blasio “to stop calling New York the safest big city.”


Officials cited the coronavirus pandemic as a key factor driving violent crime and protests against both police violence against black people and lockdown restrictions.


2128, 29 December 2020


  1. Jason

    That number might be low… if a victim has the ‘vid in their system post mortem, would they count as a shooting murder or a ‘vid death?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberal politicians embracing evil, openly, again!

  3. Mark Hoefert

    Saw this over at Althouse.

    Group of NYC bicyclists attack BMW in broad daylight, wild video shows

    “This was an animalistic attack in broad daylight,“ said one Manhattan cop, noting that the vehicle’s occupants, a man and woman in their 50s, were scared for their lives. “It shows how far the city has deteriorated and the politicians better get their heads out of the sand and start to deal with these problems before there is nothing left.”

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