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"Unprecedented surge" shootings in New York City may hit a 14-year high

“Unprecedented surge” shootings in New York City may hit a 14-year high

by YCPress

December 9 According to the World Daily, according to the data of the New York City Police Department, compared with the same period in 2019, the number of local shootings increased by nearly 96% in the first 11 months of 2020.

New York Police Chief Shay said on the 8th that this “unprecedented surge” was 14. I haven’t seen it in the middle of the year.

According to the New York Post, as of December 7, 2020, there were 1,433 shootings in New York City, with a total of 1,756 victims of gun violence, almost twice as many as the same period in 2019.

The data also showed that in November alone, New York City had as high as 115 shootings, and in November, another 28 murders occurred, which also increased the murder rate by 38%.

In addition, other cases have also shown a rising trend compared with the same period in 2019, including rape, burglary and car theft. Shea, the New York Police Chief, warned people to be wary of the theft of packages during the holiday season. “Many suspects believe that this is a low-risk and high-return behavior.”

Part of the reason that NYPD Commissioner Shea would have risen is to blame the bail reform implemented earlier in 2020 “We have captured a large number of illegal guns, also arrested the vast majority of the felons involved, and the officers have completed the arrests almost without firing a shot.”

Shea said, but when three or four days later, these people returned to the streets to resume their old businesses and commit more gun-related violence. He noted that the number of shootings in New York City will reach its highest level in 14 years in 2020.

He said he did not believe that violence would disappear as the epidemic spread, and that “the coronavirus epidemic will not be the end of everything.”

But New York City Mayor de Blasio dismissed the view that it was blamed on bail reform, noting that New York City had suffered multiple crises at the same time.” What it’s going through in 2020 is unprecedented in New York’s history.”

At a press conference, de Blasio said that it is impossible to combine the world’s public health crisis, hundreds of thousands of deaths, overwhelmed hospitals, economic stagnation, school closures, the closure of religious sites, and the loss of normal foundations in society.