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Murder increases by 55 percent in New York City, NYPD statistics say

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Murder rates in New York are a whopping 55 percent in 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to the NYPD statistics.

From the beginning of 2019 to Sunday, there have been 48 murders in New York City, compared to 31 in the same seven-week period in 2018, the New York Daily News reported.

The increase takes place when the total crime in New York City is down eight percent. The increase in killings is largely credited to a jump in violent crime in the North of Brooklyn. The ten areas consist of the Northern part of Brooklyn has recorded 15 murders in the time frame of this year, compared with only three of last year — a 400 percent increase.

The number of shootings that did not result in death are on the rise, with 22 people were killed, compared with 13 last year, a 69 percent jump.

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In addition to the reports of rape in New York City, with 239 reported cases of city-wide compared with 198 in the same period last year. Officers reportedly believe that this correlates with the rise of the #MeToo movement, which has several women to come forward and report alleged rapes.

Despite a shocking increase of violent crime, the statistics indicate that the five main categories of crime — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto have all decreased in 2019.

An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News they will continue to combat crime of all kinds city-wide.

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“The NYPD takes every crime seriously, and every murder is one too many,” the statement said. “The NYPD will use these proven tactics to make any temporary upticks, so that every New Yorker, regardless of zip code — can live in safety.”

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