Major crime up 12% in NYC despite coronavirus outbreak

New York Post:

Crime in the Big Apple was up about 12 percent over the first three months of the year — with 2,500 more major felonies in 2020, NYPD stats show.

Five of the seven major index crimes — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and car theft —  showed a marked increase this year compared to last year.

Among the NYPD statistics from the first quarter of 2020:

  • Car thefts spiked 65.5%, from 943 to 1,561
  • 685 more robberies were reported for a 25.2% increase
  • Burglaries jumped by 21.9% with 533 more reported
  • 486 additional grand larcenies occurred, a 5.2% uptick
  • 117 more assaults were reported for a 2.6% increase

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