NYPD Reveals August Shootings Up 166% in New York City

The shootings in New York City rose sharply in August and New York City Police Department statistics (NYPD) revealed this Wednesday confirmed it forcefully: last month there was a 166% increase in the number of firearms incidents citywide.

According to NYPD reportin August there were 242 shootings compared to 91 in the same month last year. It is highlighted that the number of shootings increased in all counties except Staten Island.

Likewise, the balance of crime statistics in the entire city corresponding to August established that the murders, whether with firearms or not, totaled 53, an increase of 47% compared to August of last year, and an increase of 34% overall this year, he said police.

According to the analysis, in general between August 2019 and August 2020 the crime rate remained stable, with a total of incidents for both months of approximately 9,000 each, with an increase of just 0.7%. That’s because, according to the NYPD, some crimes like grand theft and rapes decreasedwhile others, such as the case of shootings, increased.

Mayor: “The peak of violence will drop”

Asked about the crime figures, Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated what he has said on other occasions, that the city is experiencing a “storm of events”, of circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic that have generated an increase in violence. De Blasio expressed confidence that the growing cooperation between communities and the NYPD it will reduce the spike, but he cautioned that it may take time.

“We are not going to see a change overnight”, said the Mayor

The NYPD stressed that its efforts to address the rise in violence They include moving officers to areas experiencing spikes in shootings, gathering timely intelligence on crimes and conditions, and addressing them in real time. La Uniformada explained that it is a combination of short- and long-term investigations to root out persistent drivers of violence and have officers engage with residents at the grassroots level through the Neighborhood Watch program to focus on issues and resolve them locally. .

“The work of our officers represents the best of the police profession and continues as they increasingly engage with all of our community partners to protect lives, prevent crime and build safer neighborhoods,” added the officer. police commissioner Dermot Shea.

The report revealed that the Uniformada continues to remove illegal weapons from the streets of the city. In August of this year, arrests for carrying weapons increased to 359 compared to 357 in August 2019.

“Despite all the ongoing challenges, our police officers are not discouraged,” police said in a statement.

Key points from the statistics:

  • murders

34% more in the first eight months of 2020 compared to the first eight months of 2019.

  • shootings

242 citywide shootings in August 2020, compared to 91 shootings in August 2019, an increase of 166%.

1,041 shootings have been recorded so far this year across the city, an 87% increase from 541 recorded last year.

  • thefts

1,310 robberies were registered in August of this year compared to 1,076 in August of last year, an increase of 22%

9,942 robberies have been registered so far this year compared to 7,008 that were recorded last year to date.

  • violations

126 violations were registered in August of this year compared to 162 in August of last year, a decrease of 22%.

This crime continues to be underreported, for this reason the NYPD urges anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault to call the NYPD Special Victims Division’s 24-hour hotline at 212-267RAPE (7273).

  • hate crimes
  • 182 cases of hate were reported in August compared to 288 the same month last year, a decrease of 37%.