NYPD: Crime Spikes Dramatically In Parts Of Big Apple

NYC's First Overall Increase In Decades Said To Be Possible; City Hall Concerned

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s overall crime rate could increase for the first time in decades, driven by alarming spikes in murder, rapes and robberies in many neighborhoods.

A 400 percent increase in murders in tony Williamsburg; a 400 percent increase in rapes in Sheepshead Bay and a 250 percent increase in killings in Washington Heights are all troublesome statistics that have Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police officials concerned.

“We worry every day about trying to make this city safer,” Mayor Bloomberg said Monday.

Mayor Bloomberg Says NYC Is The Safest Big City In The Country. 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks Reports

Although crime has fallen an enviable 35 percent since Bloomberg took office, in the past year it has risen in 34 of the city’s 76 precincts, and alarming spikes in some neighborhoods could lead to the first city-wide increase in decades.

According to the NYPD:

* The 100th Precinct in Rockaway, Queens has seen a 37 percent increase in crime

* In the 34th in Washington Heights it’s up 24 percent

* In the 77th in Crown Heights it’s up 21 percent.

* In the 113th in St. Albans, Queens it has spiked 17 percent

* In the 76th in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn it’s up 11 percent

“I’m not worried about a crime wave. Once you get down to a certain level you probably can’t statistically get lower than a certain amount, so each year some will be up and some will be down but the police commissioner’s working full time on it,” Bloomberg said.

In Crown Heights, which has seen an increase in robberies, rapes, burglary and grand larceny, people are talking about it.

“It is getting worse,” one resident said.

“Since the beginning of the year I heard about a couple of shootings but one big one was over there,” resident Maverick Dunkley said, motioning.

“Quite recently in my apartment building I know that they were looking for an individual. Police officers came to the building looking for someone. It was a large number of police officers about 10 to 20,” another resident said.

“I’m very concerned about it. The mayor needs to do something about it,” said Abdul Hamiyd, who works in the area.

Some in Crown Heights think the increase is due to the economy because there are lots of people unemployed right now, young people who need jobs. The mayor, however, disputed that claim.

Bloomberg Says The Numbers Go Up And Down In Some Precincts. WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb Reports.

“People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.

The NYPD is fighting crime with 6,000 fewer cops since the mayor took office. Still, it’s launched a “get tough” policy with precinct commanders.

The commander of the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights, for example, was removed recently because crime shot up so much on his watch.

What do you think should be done to combat this problem? Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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One Comment

  1. Joe says:

    The crime rate could be reduced drastically by getting rid of black people.

  2. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    Guss that’s what happens when you spring all the poor, misunderstood murderers & rapists from prison to make room for the true menaces to society, those caught with trans-fats and sugared cola in their homes.

  3. Shmeggle Marxist says:

    liberals are a complete joke, obama is a marxist

  4. If You See Something ..Svck It says:

    Do these stats include the NYC COPS who are going BONKERS and RAPING/KILLING people?

    1. elda says:

      seriously……can you blame them?

    2. Concealed Carry says:

      The standards for becoming a N.Y. cop were lowered years ago because minorities couldn’t pass at the previous standard. That allowed less intelligent people of all back rounds to get on the force.

      1. Ally says:

        I like that a bunch of racists keep blaming “minorities” for this issue but the only cops who are ever caught raping women, abusing people, and doing other illegal things are the white good ol’ boys (most of which are not city residents). It must be so hard to be racist these days!

  5. Bernard says:

    There is a positive side to this. New York should advertise “rape tourism” to the rest of the world. “come to New York and enjoy an old fashioned rape session and it is free of charge”

    1. elda says:

      That sounds like something people from San Francisco could support.

  6. Skep41 says:

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,”
    There’s two ways to take that. The first is that according to books like ‘Reckless Endangerment’ there are plenty of people who commit crimes who read the WSJ, but I dont think that was what Hizzonner was talking about. I think he meant that people without stock portfolios arent concerned with the ups and downs of the market and hence not bothered by the ongoing collapse of our economy. Talk about clueless. Maybe all the criminals realized that the NYPD had its hands full enforcing the laws against transfat to care about rapes and murders.

  7. Bernard says:

    Furthermore obviously consensual sex has gone down 400%. and does a liberal know when she is being raped?

  8. Bernard says:

    If one is a woman and is stupid enough to live in New York where rape is the practice of the day then might as well lay back and enjoy it.

  9. GF says:

    Who cares about rape and murders when we have smokers, transfats, and salt eating people to worry about.

  10. John says:

    I live in Durango, Colorado, a nice little small town, but if you look at the crime rate it’s only low because the population is low. Per capita Durango has more crime than New York City, and so if it had the same population it might be considered one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

    And yet it’s a small town.

    Small towns don’t mean anything.

    1. RonP says:

      Durango doesn’t have the violent crime NYC has per capita.

  11. cuthean says:

    Blacks are a racial crime wave.

    It’s amazing to me, considering how obvious and immediate the benefits of deporting blacks would be that it is not spoken about more often and in serious debates. Our budget would be balanced, violent crime reduced by 70%, our cities and schools would be immediately functional again.

    How is this obvious upside never discussed?

    1. GF says:

      You yankees f%%k it up in the Civil War.

      1. cuthean says:

        marxist jews from the sewers of krakow and odessa have used brown people as cultural, political, economic and biological weapons of mass destruction to destroy the White Western nations for almost 100 years,

        I think it’s time they felt some blowback.

    2. Bernard says:

      Fully agree. Black incessantly complain of how they are treated by the rest of America while they engage in “flash mobs” are more racist than a red neck are the biggest parasites of our tax dollars and are the scourge in our high schools. If they hate this nation that much why don’ they go back to their ever loving Africa. The rest of us do not want to be with blacks or embrace their thuggery. They are pariahs in this society and it is time they leave. Case example black violence is not even reported by the left wing media and no one cares that under the negro in the White house black unemployment has soared because no one wants to employ a thug.

  12. TomJones says:

    It seems simple to me, allow citizens to arm themselves. It lowers crime everywhere the 2nd amandment is followed.

  13. Paul Scipio says:

    Bloombug is cut from the same Progressive/Socialist slime pie as Obozo, he subverted the NY City law and got himself installed for a 3rd term. NY is turning into London with big brother watching every move you make with his mega close caption camera network and are you any safer???? Bloombug is Big Brother and should be removed from office before it’s too late.

  14. AnimalFarm says:

    Welcome to Obama’s America!

  15. smokyjoe says:

    I have a simple solution for your crime problem NYC.

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

    Robert A. Heinlein

  16. elda says:

    It is kind of like the Middle East, perhaps they should just let them take care of the problem with no interference from the outside. Send out a message that their rival gang is doing something out of the way and each will show up and get rid of the other and all the innocent people will be safe again.

  17. Tavarius Dunn says:

    I never understood the theory ‘I hungry, I rapes woman” or I hungry, Demarius hands me a free Tv too”

  18. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

    If that happened yesterday then yesterday is the best day you will have. It’s all downhill now, I’m sorry to say. ‘Born on welfare’ to vote demo.

  19. Bruce says:

    A sure way to reduce crime in New York City would be to issue concealed carry permits to law abiding citizens who take the time to learn when and how to legally and properly use handguns. Also, armed neighborhood groups of responsible citizens on patrol would help the police enormously by their presence. A legally armed citizenry will always be the answer… no matter what government power mongers would have you believe.

    1. elda says:

      This is just one more example of how society has been destroyed. Children are not raised by parents that were raised firmly and with no good fathers around this is what happens. They pack like dogs turned feral and are lost. What do we have to do with feral dogs, well little, they destroy each other when the food runs out.

  20. Rick says:

    It sounds like New Yorkers need to dump the demoncrats and elect some Republicans that will allow concealed carry laws and other gun laws to pass. Then you can defend yourselves and let the cops deal with the perp later in a hospital or morgue.

  21. Elsewhere says:

    Bloomberg is so busy trying to find a way to destroy the right to keep and bear arms for everyone that he didn’t notice the problems in NY. What a joke this guy is. I bet his statistician is busy rearranging the numbers to make things look better.

  22. Bob says:

    It’s all Mayor Blooming Idiots fault. Lay off some more cops dunderhead rich Blooming Idiot.

  23. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    When seconds count the police will arrive in minutes, hours or not at all. Open carry ends all of this overnight.

    ——————————- http://911essentials.com

  24. sean patriot says:


  25. Ratt says:

    So, Bloomberg fires 6,000 cops, ok, how many did he get off welfare ?

  26. Bawlamer Merlin says:

    I watch all the Law & Order and CSI shows, so I have an idea on how to fix this mess: Keep rich, white folks and their kids from infesting your town. In fact, kick ALL the white folks out and you’ll have no crime.

  27. Bob Dobbs says:

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.

    Oh really? So none of the people on Wall Street who committed and continue to commit financial crimes of epic, historic proportions read the WSJ?

  28. dcNYC says:

    As much as I dislike Bloomberg, this has nothing to do with the 2nd amendment. NYC has always restricted 2nd amendment as much as possible, this is very old city policy.

    But 6000 less cops, emphasis on ticketing and revenue inhancement instead of crime fighting, and both the lower standards and pay and benefit freeze of new cop hires is new trend affecting crime statistics

  29. straight shooter says:

    new york you get the govt you deserve. vote out anti gun libs or leave while theres still time!!

  30. KChancy says:

    Allow the Citizens to own guns and then the criminals won’t be the only ones with them.

  31. Schnurri says:

    Poverty does not cause crime. Poverty is only a political excuse for immoral people. I grew up in a very poor community where most of us went to church and there was extremely little crime. No Rapes and no armed roberies.

  32. Marc B says:

    They still have more criminal populations left to export out of the five boroughs via Section 8 vouchers to make it safe for them diversity lovin’ lib-rals. Get to work on this ASAP, Mr. Mayor!

  33. Doug says:

    Obamanomics 101: “We’ve got to spread the wealth around” Holder the AG for African Americans only will insure there won’t be ANY repercussions of crime of wealth redistribution.

    1. straight shooter says:

      “Holder the AG for African Americans ” You see that’s the kind of comment that inspires the Obama klan!! DIVIDE,DIVIDE, DIVIDE!!!

      1. elda says:

        Yes it is……and it is totally true. If people think it will make things better by not prosicuting “his people” they are wrong. It causes division, division, racism.

  34. Mark Hillyard says:

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.
    They don’t? What do all the bankers, and other thieves read?

  35. sb36695 says:

    Hope & Change ain’t what you thought, huh?

  36. notaname says:


    1. Schnurri says:

      I blame all of the honest hard working law-abiding people of America. How dare they stay in school and get an education, work hard, and save their money and donate their time and money to charities.

  37. Gunny G Alz says:



    More welfare please or we’ll riot.

    Hopey/Changey suer works huh?

  38. hackks says:

    46 million on foodstamps, illegitimate birth skyrocketing Obama flooding the country with 30 million illegals who will get amnesty and BENEFITS while SUKERS WORK TO PAY FOR IT! Bloomberg welcoming floods of ILLEGALS and 3 million on foodtamps in NYC alonE! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT????? Obam maxing out credit cards……the USA is a CORPSE! get a gun and defend yourslef!

    1. elda says:

      short and to the point. I like it.

  39. The Sage Waitress says:

    Most crime victims are milquetoast liberals. Easy targets. Their chickens are coming home to roost.

  40. max says:

    replace compstst.–its a tool that has been a fear tactic,and has resulted in the loss of some great commanders.–get real with pistol licenses..elect some real leaders,instead of the pansies you now have running the new york show.

  41. Leon says:

    The Terrorist in Chief said it perfectly “There will be hand to hand combat in the streets if the Republicans win…” The Community Organizer is organizing his community for the revolution. Marxism at its best.

    1. hackks says:

      newsflash the majority of the country are not in NYC or LA, they are church going decent hardworking NORMAL people that will kick yer AAZZZZZ!!!

  42. Zander_SIG says:

    Yep this is what you get in a Marxist Society (ObamaVille)!!! Too bed NYC banned GUNS, people could protect themselves!!

    Guns Good Bans Bad – Georgia Carry

  43. mari says:

    Blacks and hispanics commit almost all the crimes in NYC. Simply remove them from the city, problem solved. Who cares about their civil rights? I only care about the civil rights of women who would like to walk home from the subway stop without being raped and murdered. I only care about the civil rights of people to be at home or out and about without being robbed, burglarized, beaten and murdered.

    Criminals have civil rights. Their victims do not.

    1. schnurri says:

      I agree. ALL women have the right not to be raped. Who has more rights, a rape woman or the rapist? The rapist of course. The woman is scarred physically and mentally forever and the rapist gets 1 year. I hope people who feel sorry for rapists get raped.

  44. Melvin says:

    Virtually the entire increase can be laid at the feet of Blacks first, then various types of Hispanic minorities. If you calculate the white crime rate in NYC it is close to nil.

    1. straight shooter says:


      1. sean patriot says:

        I agree, but what is the percentage of good conservative blacks? 1% maybe?

      2. elda says:

        Yes thank you shooter. I was not raised to care one bit the color of skin but this that Obama has unleashed scares me. I fear for my Black friends and I feel strain from them because they feel it reflects on them. It is to bad it always seems to hurt the innocent more than the criminal.

  45. Jeff Blaze says:

    Bloomberg has advised all Precient Commanders to under-report crime. It’s a fact and if any of you know anyone in power at your local police station they will confirm what I just posted here.

  46. Blow Me Bloomy says:

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.”

    Well then tell us Bloomy; what DO *YOU* READ?

  47. Matilda says:

    I hope all you racist gun toting idiots stay away from NYC.

    1. Zander_SIG says:

      Not a problem!! Don’t come to GA either! We have enough LIBS down here now!

    2. Schnurri says:

      I hope you get raped.

    3. sean patriot says:


    4. AnimalFarm says:

      Unfortunately for us in conservative states, your idiotic liberal population is leaving NY in droves because they can’t afford it anymore. Tell them not to come and muck up our good states with their demented liberalism.

  48. Lisa says:

    Mayor Bloomberg says “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal”. Pretty funny since Wall Street has committed the greatest economic crimes in our history.

  49. Joe says:

    support gun rights in NYC… violent crime decreases when the general population is armed (criminals aren’t that stupid).

  50. Walt Mitchell says:

    Hey Bloomie – You better loosen up on those gun control laws you love. The honest, hardworking citizens need to be protected from the thugs. Don’t you care?

    1. Buck Snort says:

      Greetings From Stranded Island..!

      They last bastion of European/Americans left in NYC. And the only GOP Congressman from all of NYC. But it is being overwhelmed by the Turd World leeches swarming here from the other Boroughs. 13 bux to cross into Brooklyn and $9.50 to cross into NJ in a few weeks……The relentless tax SODOMY is quite painful. Help me escape or send some grease for Weaser!

    2. amy says:

      Why should he care? he has a permit to carry and body guards around the clock. N,Y got what they deserve, its love for liberals and their bull has come back to haunt them. You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!!

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