The latest NYPD figures show that major crimes are up 36% so far this year – although both shootings and homicides saw a about 10% drop on Sunday.
“Politicians will say, ‘Murder is crushed!’ and ignore everything else,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and an associate professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.
“Meanwhile, everything else is terrible to God.”
The data shows that over the same period in 2021, grand thefts increased by a whopping 48.3% from 20,374 to 30,205 incidents, car thefts by 42% from 5,589 to 7,939 and robberies by 39.8% from 7,366 to 10,294.
Rapes rose 10% from 892 to 989 and criminal assaults rose 19.5% from 13,086 to 15,640, the statistics show.
Meanwhile, the number of homicides fell 8.1% from 284 to 261, those shot dead fell 7.4% from 1,101 to 1,020, and shootings fell 10.1% from 938 to 843, according to NYPD data .
“There’s usually more violence in these really hot times,” Giacologne said. “Maybe it was too hot. But everything else expires.”
He pointed out that shootings and homicides increased in 2021, making the decline less notable.
The data also shows that homicides 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 casualties from shootings and incidents also increased during these periods.
“We’ve probably lost two decades of fighting crime, and that’s a real shame,” Giacalone said. “All the years of hard work by the police department will be over in a year.”
A police officer with more than two decades in the job said any current gains at the department are likely to be wiped out.
“Take your time,” said the policeman. “They let bad guys go home. There are zero consequences for their actions.”
https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/major-crime-continues-to-surge-in-nyc-up-36-this-year-new-police-data/ Major crime continues to rise in New York, up 36% this year: new police data