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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  • eyeonshepherd

    Until people grow out of the gangster evildoer snitch mentalityand act as responsible citizens it will not ever get better. Drop the irrelevant comments..

  • Limey

    Gross inequity in wealth between the rich and poor creates resentment, it always has and always will.Gross inequity in the prosecution and sentencing of the poor as apposed to the rich has the same effect .Ostentacious wealth side by side with glaring poverty creates hostility on both sides.This disparity eventually spills over and crime increases.
    These ingredients, exacerbated by the present economic crisis, will always tear the fabric of society apart anywhere in the world.This is just human nature recycled.

  • K

    Wow, this is the most incoherent, bigoted, ignorant, hate-filled batch of comments I have ever read. Thanks, guys!

  • iggy

    a couple of years ago, the city, under the little tyrant, cooked the books on crime to make it look like the city was the safest place next to the vatican and the feds CUT funding because crime was down. now the city, still under the little tyrant, is the most dangerous place next to afghanistan. coincidence?

  • B

    Where does the 400% increase in murders stat for Williamsburg come from? Link goes to domestic violence report for NY state …

  • TODO

    Maybe it’s time to install Tom Selleck as NYC Police Commissioner. Every big-deal crime would be solved in 42 minutes by someone in his smarmy “family” of cops. We’ll be back right after these messages…..

  • Live Free or Die

    No one is commenting on the “alleged” brutal rape this past Friday in Inwood.by NYC’s finest: an off duty drunk policeman

    Those who believe that the Bloomberg Nanny State will protect you are delusional.

  • Dave

    When yuou make an arrest and the ADA cuts them loose, or the judge cuts the kid loose. ya I wonder why crime is on the rise……

    Liberal sink hole.

  • Herman Vogel

    Wait a minute,,,When Rudy was Mayor the City was demmed the safest in the country,,,then this Blumberg A-Hole takes over,,hangs a few Good cops and city officials out to dry and the city is a Garbage dump of crime again,,,Wa-Hoppin. Sounds like you New Yorkers need to vote more conservative and leave the “Good Ole Boy” System behind,,look what happened to Chicago when Emanual took over.

  • Marcia

    Try curfews after 9:00 pm. Increase jail time foir offences, and stiffer penalties. CLean up neighborhoods by making the criminals pick up trash and cut grass where needed. Make it miserable to the criminals. Arrest drug dealers instead of being the food police.

    • Herman Vogel

      No, try getting rid of the Liberals,,,

  • Rob Meier

    I lived in NYC for 14 years. It’s a totally different mindset. Tons of crooked cops. Most cops attitude is to survive their shift. Just stay in their cruisers. The facts are that crime is up because unemployment is so big, and the economy is so bad. Since Guilani, the city’s policy is to just increase the amount of cops on the street. NYC is totally liberal democrats. Peoples posts about gun laws are just something that will never happen. They will never admit people should possess guns.

    • NY Transplant

      “They will never admit people should possess guns.”
      Change should to may if they choose. The Supreme Court has already decided that NYC, Chicago and Washing DC are wrong. Next move is up to you.
      Progressives admittedly dismiss the constitution and their constituents let them do so without rebuke.

  • mark419ny

    thats what you get when you need to hire cops and you hire traffic enforcement instead to raise money for the city. the city needed 600 cops they hired 200 and 400 traffic people aka meter maids

  • Marc Kortlander

    when bloomie allowed the police dept to shrink by 25% because he is trying to save money by not replacing retiring cops what did he think the results of less cops out on the streets would be?

  • malcom

    liberals inliberal cities get what they deserve, high crime, high murder rates, high HIV rate, high drug use, high illegal alien population, higg teen pregnancy rate, high std rate, high dropout rate and so on. and yet they keep voting for the same people.

    • Herman Vogel

      You sound like you know what your are talking about,,,too bad the rest of NYC doesn’t,,,good job

    • NY Transplant

      Look at the bright side. Oncoming Hurricane. Authorities don’t have to waste time collecting firearms from the law abiding public. WHY? Because law abiding citizens in NYC aren’t allowed to have them. Makes it much easier for the looters.

  • Vguzzo

    Maybe a few hundred more red light cameras will solve the crime problem. Duh!

  • JR

    Madoff only read the NY Times, of course.

  • NY Transplant

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.
    This story is a false flag. It can not be true. New York City residents are not allowed to own guns. According to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, No Guns No Crime.
    What is wrong with this picture?

  • Steve

    Conceal and carry you anti-gun idiot!

  • Jay

    I live in this liberal cesspool of a state. I have a CCW. I’m well trained. I’m ready. Bring on the riots! I’m a law abiding, tax paying citizen who’s worked hard for what little I have. Talk about “entitlements”… I’m entitled to what I’ve “earned!” Try to take it at your own peril.   The more we reward failure through false programs like affirmative action, minority quota systems, lower school  test score requirements for minorities, lower employment standards for minorities, the lower minorities will sink and the more the rest of society will suffer.  Free cell phones for welfare… Free food, free entry to parks, fairs, movies, concerts, free apartments and the more future gangsta’s they can force out of their stankin’ womb, the more bling they get!?!? The civil society is ending as we know it. If upstanding, God fearing citizens don’t rise up, we’ll lose the best country on earth. We need a return to our founding principals and the only way to get there is for “The People” to bring it.

  • Wise One

    Pass laws to set up offshore penal colonies where violent convicted felons would perform hard labor for life. This would also serve to reduce their incessant breeding.

  • Medulla Oblangata

    “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal”… Bloomberg said.
    Hmm…Why is Lloyd Blankfein lawyering up then Mr. Bloomberg?

  • Paco

    Well it’s pretty obvious that the good mayor should enact legislation REQUIRING everyone to read the WSJ. That should solve the problem. Bloomberg is not concerned about a little crime wave now and then?? Of course not. The detachment of officers that protect him and his family are ARMED.

    • NY Transplant

      Genius! Bravo! You nailed it. Require everyone to read the WSJ and no mo crime!
      “People who commit crimes don’t read the Wall Street Journal,” Bloomberg said.

  • Gregg Velosi

    If the typical logic of the left holds true, there is only one possible solution for this; Censor the Wall Street Journal!!

    (it would be funny…if it weren’t actually how these people “think”)

  • gorio

    Hey how about making all New Yorkers into bounty hunters. The “shall issue” concealed carry would require q short training course and a bonding licence. Now anyone bringing in a mugger gets $100, a bank robber $500 and child molester $1000 , get the idea. When a “bust” is made the hunter calls it in complete with a picture of the perp just in case he looses him/her. So now the big apple is not a friendly place for criminals who all move to LA with all the other criminals.

  • Bill


    Compare crime stats in states with shall issue conceal pistol/weapons permits to that of New York. This is why someone was smart enough to place our right to keep and bear in the second amendment.

  • steveb

    Cops should begin shooting criminals caught committing serious crimes instead of arresting them. All that does is put them in a criminal training ground called prison. Not only will this cut down on repeat offenders, it will save money because a 9mm or .40 cal bullet costs only 30 cents or so when bought in bulk.

    It will also creat shovel-ready jobs in cemeteries, so Obama the Great will be happy as well.

  • Lou Ann Watson

    giuliani gets the last laugh at “We worry every day about trying to make this city safer,” Mayor Bloomberg said Monday. sounds like he’s taking obama’s will not rest speech and making it his own…we, fortunately here in florida, have guns and can defend ourselves in times of trouble. no quivering elitist s here…

  • Ron Reale

    Get rid of the Bloomingidiot in the mayors office, who is more worried about salt and sugar than letting his captive NY’ers protect themselves, or having the police do their job.
    And some people actually think Bloomingidiot could run this country.
    Ron Reale

  • Paul C.

    I was born and raised in Queens. I moved to Northern Virginia 18 years ago. Low crime, no unions, low unemployment, better schools. We have a right to carry in VA. There were 2 attempted home invasions this year, both left the invaders dead or wounded. Cops can’t be everywhere. Mike Bloomberg wants to control every aspect of your life because he is an elitist who looks down on you. He’s from Medford, MA, not even a real NYer.

  • dookie

    Apes running loose in the city.

  • David Maxwell

    Star Chambers

  • kickk

    Sounds like NYC could use Rudy Giuliani again?!

  • Dennis

    Its time to loosen up LEGAL gun regulations. Let all citizens who want to protect themselves and their families have access to guns for their homes or for concealed carry. Trust me you will see crime rates dip very quickly. You are putting us all at risk by limiting access to guns for our own protection and protection of others. Criminals are always gonna get their guns from the black market. Its time you give us back our 2nd amendment right FULLY without limitations and deterrents .

  • Kathleen3

    Nutter in Philadelphia can’t handle the flash mobs; the little despot, Bloomberg, surprised at the spike in crime in NYC and the common thread is both men are guilty of gross and willful dereliction of duty. These mayors, and far too many like them, violate their sworn oath of office by aiding and abetting illegal aliens, declaring sanctuary cities that attract people who have no right to be here while simultaneously driving out those who have every right to be here.

    When those we elect and entrust to uphold and enforce the laws are the same most guilty of violating them we can expect nothing less than flash mobs, spikes in crime, and anarchy.

  • jeff

    “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”. . .we need revival to break out like it did via the Welsh revival in Wales. . ..some British towns didn’t even need police. We limit/marginalize God in our society and then wonder why bad things happen. . .likie the principal who bragged that he got the 10 commandments taken off of the high school walls , then went to lunch and complained about epidemic locker theft. . .What about “thou shalt not steal”. America is morally bankrupt. . .only God can solve mankind’s problems. . .when are we going to figure that out?

  • Clinger True

    But!!!! But!!!! But!!!! But!!!! But!!!! Guns have been banned in NY, NY?!?!?!!? Guns have been banned in NY, NY?!?!?!!? How can this be??? Guns kill people like a spoon made Rosie O’Donnell fat.

  • Arnold Ziffle

    By 400%? LOL! And they cannot even defend themselves in that neo-Marxist State for fear of going to prison. I thought the messiah, the almighty Obunga was going to make everything better? Obunga! Obunga!, please come down from the skies and grant us peace! LOL! ALl that voted for that POS deserve what they get!

  • Tim Padrick

    Return to the people the right to defend themselves, and things will improve. When criminals have nothing to fear…….

  • DiversityKills

    How to solve the crime problem?
    Let’s analyze who is doing the crime.


    Another horrific racially motivated murder in New York.

    “23 year old Black Male arrested for allegedly strangling Kathryn Filiberti. She is beautiful White 18 year old college student. Police believe the man did not know the girl and killed her for the FUN of it. The killing took place in Dutchess County, New York. Kathryn was walking home from a party early in the morning and accepted a ride from her family’s local paperboy Stephen Shand.”

    “After strangling the girl, Shand dumped her body in a park and went about his paper route.”

    • Ally

      What does a murder in a small upstate town well outside of the city have to do with New York City’s crime rates or who is doing crime within city limits? Would you like a link to a story about the (white) NYC cops who raped a woman? It is something actually relevant to the story!

  • Adam Smith

    Bloomberg is right. Criminals don’t read the Wall Street Journal. They prefer the New York Times for its politics.

  • Jimspackinheat

    HAHAHA funny story. And what’s bloomeys cure for crime? Try to dissarm the whole country! AKA IDIOTIC MAYORS AGAINST GUNS! I would bet bloomers packs heat himself yet noone else should be able to. And by the way NYC is one place I will never visit ever!!!!! So if you gangsters out there want to rob, rape, pillage and burn it down have at it.

    • steveb

      I grew up in NYC and live on Long Island. I have NEVER spent one penny in the city since Bloombum became the despot, I mean mayor, and never will. When the wife retires we are gone from here for good!

  • Tom

    The answer to NYC’s problem is quite simple and would also work
    wonders for the rest of the country.

    Deport Black thugs and illegal aliens.

    This is the demographic of the population that committs a disproportionate
    amount of the violent crime.
    It can be seen in it’s current manifestion in modern society in “flash mobs”
    A lot being black on white hate crimes (media covers this up)

    Unfortunately, it won’t happen.
    Obummer has given the illegals back door amnesty paving the way
    for millions to become citizens (many of whom are already receiving benefits at the expense of current citizens)

    Blacks… will never leave the gravy train USA.
    Like a parasite, they will suck until there is nothing left but a hollow
    shell of this former great Nation.

    Be on the lookout for more “flash mobs” and race riots
    as the 2012 elections inch closer….especially
    if the Marxist/thug-in-chief doesn’t get re-elected.

    Welcome to the “post racial” Obama’s America.
    Aren’t the joys of Diverstiy and multi-culturalism great?!

  • criddle6

    oh yeah i forgot alex jones is number one. infowars.com prisonplanet.tv

  • criddle6

    First of all 9/11 was an inside job, why do you think they’re BANNING the 9/11 first responders and 9/11 victim families from the ceremony coming up. second if you want to cut the crime by 99.9% in NYC all you have to do is arrest most of the Guys on wall street, get rid of bloomberg, decriminalize Drugs ( so you can take the profit out of it and also end the failed war on drugs), restore the 2nd amendment in NYC, oh yeah last but not least END THE FED. :)

  • Tom

    Get ready for it to get worse.
    Obummer just gave back door amnesty to illegals…needs
    those votes for 2012!

    R.i.P America.
    Was fun while it lasted. LOL

    • criddle6

      it sure was fun while it lasted i’m gona have my last drink of liberty after september 11, 2011. GOD BLESS those who are awaken long live the American IDEA

    • Kathleen3

      Are you really going to turn our country over to Soros/Obama? Call your representative and demand (not “ask respectfully”) he/she support Lamar Smith’s HALT legislation.

      “People will only do to you what you allow them to do.” The apathy and silence on the part of far too many Americans is enabling this Marxist regime to slowly but surely turn our country into a clone of the lawless, violent, and corrupt third world countries the illegal aliens left behind before invading ours.

  • joeastroturf

    With 50 % minority under 30 unemployment this is what happens in Obamaland. Obama please stay on vacation. Don’t help us with crime , jobs, stay on the golf course or play some hoops. He has nothing to worry about Standard & Poor’s he’s creating a shadow Standard & Poors as we sleep. He did the same thing with the National Black Chamber of Commerce. He got rid of Harry Alford, the president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce , a veteran and stand up guy and the media never even reported on it. He then created his own phony Black Chamber with clueless socialists.Even Barney Frank says we can just ignore it. He knew how to do that with practice with his boyfriend at Fanny Mae. Mr Alford blasted President Obama’s anti-business administration and labeled the administration “Marxist” and “fanatical.” on the Laura Ingraham Show. He said Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that he wanted $6 to $7 a gallon so we can reduce our footprint.
    look up _blasts_marxist_brownshirt_obama.html
    Gotta run I think I hear the IRS coming.

    Check out song called “teapartiers I can’t hear you” on youtube

    Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
    This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess
    For 235 years this country’s been God’s blessing.
    Now he’s following Cloward and Piven’s to bankrupt the country I’m guessing
    If Obamacare gives Grandma and Grandpa a scare
    Think how when their rationed and die earlier we’ll save on healthcare

  • diversity

    [My point is why does a person need to have the capability to mow down numerous people in a matter of seconds?]

    I guess if you are surrounded by hundreds of savages who want to shatter your jaw and smash your skull, then more firepower might come in handy.

  • Retired 08

    Thanks to the Sullivan Law only criminals have guns. Way to go New York!

  • Gilbert from Arizona

    The answer to NYC’s problem is very easy and can be done in one step. We did the same in the 50’s. Get rid off all the illegal aliens. Then there’ll be jobs and less crime. It’s that simple

  • fong

    Yeah Bloomtartd, all those spy cameras are working SO GOOD now aren’t they?

    NYC has always suppressed crime stats, now there is so much crime they cant possibly suppress them any more.

    Any time you see a crime stat out of NYC, Triple it and thats the REAL crime rate.

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