The books are being cooked on the orders of Mayor Bill de Blasio. But, more guns are on the streets in the hands of thugs as a direct result of De Blasio's decision to remove stop and frisk from the NYPD. The buck stops with him!
NYPost reports official CompStat figures show there were 448 incidents in which at least one person was shot from Jan. 1 through July 31, NYPD brass said during a morning news conference at One Police Plaza.
That total represents a 5.2% increase over the same time period in 2018, when there were 426 shooting incidents.
The hike was recorded even as total major crimes have dropped 4.1% this year, led by a 12.7% decline in burglaries and a 7.1% drop in murders, the NYPD said.
Monthly figures showed 139 fewer break-ins during July 2019, compared to July 2018 — but an increase in murders, from 28 to 31, and rapes, which rose from 147 to 162.