Murders Headed Back Up In NYC After All-Time Low Last Year


The number of people wounded or killed by gunfire is up in New York City, sending waves of fear through some dangerous neighborhoods, says the New York Daily News. Police statistics through the first nine months of the year show the number of murders has climbed 13.2 percent from the same period last year. There were 341 murders at this point last year compared with 386 through Sunday. The uptick comes after a year in which the city recorded 466 – the fewest since police began keeping track in 1963.

In the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn, Cyncerae Pough, 27, says, “Every night all I hear is cop cars and ambulances. I don’t come out of my house if I don’t have to.” The number of people shot citywide has gone up 4.5 percent from a year ago, from 1,315 to 1,374.

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