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.