COVID-19 infection rate and homicide rate both increased in urban areas more than 300000 people left New York
November 15th. media reported that during the pandemic, not only Covid-19 was infected, but the crime rate in New York was also rising. In the past eight months of the pandemic, about 300,000 New Yorkers have left New York.
The New York Post on Saturday (14) quoted data from the US Postal Service and reported that during Coronavirus pandemic, the agency received a total of 295,103 requests for address changes. Since the entire family can make a single request to the agency, these numbers may actually be higher.
New York City Mayor de Blasio said on social media on the 13th that this week is “critical” for the city. He urged New Yorkers to abide by the pandemic prevention guidelines and maintain social distancing. However, he was strongly opposed on social media. Netizens questioned the effectiveness of his policy and suggested that he formulate policies based on the pandemic trend rather than the current number of infections, and it is best to provide residents with more opportunities for testing and treatment. Not a shutdown.
At the same time, rising crime rates are also considered to be one of the main reasons for large-scale exodus. The report pointed out that the overall homicide rate in the United States is increasing sharply, but it seems to be more serious in New York. On Monday (9th), 6 people were shot in Brooklyn, and another shooting incident occurred on Tuesday (10th). One person was killed and two others were injured. New York City police said that as of Friday (13th), there have been more than 1,300 shootings in the city, resulting in more than 1,600 people becoming victims.
In mid-September, US President Trump expressed his concern about the rising crime rate in New York City. Trump called on the local government to re-establish the anti-crime department of the New York Police Department, which was abolished earlier this year. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, also criticized the current mayor’s “failed policy”, noting that the city “murders, shootings and violent crimes are increasing by an unprecedented percentage.”
New York Mayor de Blasio accused the US President of lying and added that the overall crime rate in New York had fallen. Bill Neidhardt, director of the New York City Mayor’s Information Office, claimed that Trump’s claims contained multiple lies. The city’s indexed crime rate was declining, as did the number of attacks, and the New York Police Department’s anti-crime agency was not disbanded.
In late August, following the ongoing anti-police and anti-racist riots throughout the United States, violent incidents, vandalism, and robbery crimes occurred frequently. Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Police Charity Association, said crime rates are rising and blamed it on “democracy has gone away from us.”
The report pointed out that although the average crime rate is indeed low, the number of homicides in New York City is still rising. Regarding the surge in gun violence, the New York Police Department earlier criticized the bail reform and the release of about 2,500 prisoners for fear of spreading Coronavirus in New York prisons. (Overseas Net Hou Xingchuan)