NYC: Crime Is Down If You Don’t Look Too Closely At the Statistics

Overall the crime rate is down, but “overall” never tells the whole story. Despite City’s Positive Outlook On Crime Numbers, NYPD Reports Murders & Rapes Soaring In 2019.

The NYPD and Mayor de Blasio have boasted about a continued drop in crime citywide, but a closer look at those numbers finds a disturbing trend being masked by an overall lower crime rate.

Murders and reported rapes across the five boroughs have spiked through the first two months of 2019.

Yeah, that doesn’t make the “overall” statistics seem very relevant to me.

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2 thoughts on “NYC: Crime Is Down If You Don’t Look Too Closely At the Statistics

  1. I wonder if they can give you the breakdown as to who the perpetrators are, would be very interesting to know that

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    • I don’t know what NYPD collects or how they break it down, and how public they are with the stats, but HeyJackass! has a breakdown for Chicago based on race, and another based on sex. (The blocks of the site move around, but if you page down and look around you should find it.)

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