In a week punctuated by the killing of a 2-month-old boy in the Bronx, New York City’s homicide rate has passed 2014’s record low tally, with 339 killings through Sunday, according to the latest NYPD data.
The city remains at a historically low level for killings as other major U.S.
“It is not a terrible place to be,” O’Donnell said. “They would like the city to be going lower
Brooklyn has recorded 139 homicides this year, an increase of almost 17 percent over 2014. Manhattan has also seen an increase of just over 17 percent to 40 killings. All other boroughs are recording fewer homicides with the 75th Precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn showing the most of any precinct with 18 killings, still a 10 percent decline.
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Sunday’s updated data inclu
The latest 2015 homicide numbers include 12 reclassified cases, involving incidents that may have occurred decades
Overall, serious crime was down 2.1 percent through Sunday.
Experts believe the increase in rape reports has been sparked by publicity about the allegations against actor Bill Cosby, as well as NYPD outreach to victims. Without the older rapes, the city would actually see a decrease of about six percent