According to the website of Fox TV on the 13th, about 90% of the suspects arrested for gun crimes this year have been released according to data released by the New York police.
Between January 1 and November 30, of the 3,793 people arrested in New York for gun crimes were reportedly released, and only about 450 people were still in prison.
New York Police Chief Dermot Shea said recently that these people with a criminal record of gun crimes are likely to commit crimes again.
“The police arrested these people and took their guns, but a few days later they returned to the streets to create more gun violence cases.”
According to New York police, as of December 10, there were 1,451 shootings in New York this year, resulting in at least 1,756 victims of gun violence.
The number of shootings increased by nearly 96% compared with the same period in 2019. 2020 is expected to be the most shooting year in New York in 14 years.
New York police said that the early release of some criminals due to the COVID-19 epidemic is also one of the reasons for the surge in gun violence cases in New York.