Massive Spike in NYC Crime Numbers: Murder, Shootings, Burglaries and Auto-Theft

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In the timeframe between June 20, and July 5, there have been 3 times more shooting victims in 2020 than the same time period in 2019. The number of total shooting incidents shows the same increase of nearly 3 fold in incidents. At one point, there were 48 victims of shootings and 9 killed in a single day on July 5, 2020 [1].

Throughout the entire month of June, there were 205 ‘shooting incidents’ in 2020, compared to 89 in 2019 according to the NYPD. That is a 130% increase in ‘shooting incidents’. The number of people murdered rose 30% from last year as well (30 to 39), and burglaries increased 118% (from 817 to 1,783), as well as auto thefts increasing 51%. [2]

This all comes after NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced that NYC would be ‘disbanding’ the 600 officers in the ‘plainclothes anti-crime unit’ on June 15, and after Mayor Bill de Blasio Commits to cutting the funding for NYPD by $1 billion. ​

Referenced Sources:
[1] June 29-July 5 Shootings
[2] June 2020 NYPD Report