NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s playgrounds are getting more dangerous for kids, according to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Stringer issued a report Sunday showing a rise in playground injuries as well as a 53 percent increase in personal injury claims against the Department of Parks and Recreation in the last decade.

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The comptroller said those claims cost tax payers $20 million. He’s calling on the city to do more to make playgrounds safer.

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“I expect the parks department to do everything it can to ensure the safety of playgrounds,” Stringer said. “It’s not an option, it’s a responsibility.”

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The parks department issued a statement, saying ensuring the safety of kids is its number one priority and it continues to look for ways to improve safe design, CBS2 reported.