Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus can’t kill NYC crime, but might be slowing it down

Let's hope trend continuous through the Coved-19 lockdown.
  I'm more concerned about Democrat leaders wanting to release inmates from the jails and Rikers Island.  That puts law abiding citizens at risk.

NY Post reports coronavirus hasn’t cured crime, but it might be slowing it down, NYPD statistics show.

As the outbreak worsened in the first week of March, crime in the seven index categories was up 26 percent from the same week in 2019; but that rate was not much different than the year’s 20 percent surge — which experts and the NYPD have blamed on the state’s bail-reform plague.

Murder was up 50 percent (from 4 to 6); car thefts shot up 117 percent (58 to 126); rapes decreased 16 percent (31 to 26); robberies rose 43 percent, (165 to 236), burglaries jumped 48 percent, (149 to 220), and grand larcenies spiked 17 percent (700 to 821).

In the second week of March, from the 8th to the 15th, as the virus spread and the city saw its first deaths, the crime rate spiked only 9 percent compared to the same week in 2019, according to NYPD compstat data.

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