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New York City crime rates see staggering 30.5% increase in July

As the warmth continues to rise, so does the rate of crime in New York City.

According to NYPD statistics, crime in New York City elevated by 30.5%, with 11,619 crimes in July 2022 in comparison with 8,906 in July 2021. Almost each class of crime elevated final month, except for rape, which decreased from 149 final year to 142 in July 2022 — a 4.7% lower. The NYPD acknowledges that rape continues to be underreported. 

Last month, the variety of murders elevated year-over-over from 35 in July 2021 to 47 in July 2022, a 34.3% change.

 The variety of grand larcenies noticed an enormous 40.6% spike from 3,262 crimes in July 2021 to 4,588 crimes in July 2022, and burglaries rose 25.6% from 1,055 in July 2021 to 1,325 in July 2022. Robberies noticed a 37.2% increase in comparison with July 2021 (1,730 final month in comparison with 1,261 in 2021). 

Auto theft incidents elevated from 995 in July 2021 to 1,256 in July 2022, a 26.2% increase, whereas felony assaults elevated from 2,149 crimes in July 2021 to 2,531 in July 2022, a 17.8% spike.

Hate crimes additionally noticed a 50% increase year-over-year, with 54 crimes reported in July 2022 in comparison with 34 in July 2021. Hate crimes in opposition to the Jewish group noticed the largest spike, rising from 7 crimes reported in July 2021 to fifteen in July 2022, a 114% increase.

“We know that any crime increase in our city is wholly unacceptable,” mentioned Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Everyone who lives, works, and visits here deserves to be safe, and the members of the NYPD will tolerate nothing less – but we cannot do it alone. When violent criminals are willing to carry illegal guns on our streets and brazenly shoot at innocent people, they must face real consequences. And when rampant, revolving-door recidivism erodes the public’s trust in the criminal justice system, we must make efforts to refocus that system on what matters most: the victims. All of us need to be pulling in the same direction, so that we can best deliver on the public-safety promise we make to every New Yorker, every day.”

Despite the rise in crime this month, the NYPD states that there was an 8.7% lower in the variety of shootings year-to-date, with 63 fewer capturing victims all through the primary seven months of 2022 in comparison with the identical interval final year. The division additionally notes that murders year to this point are down 4.2% by way of the tip of July 2022.

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