NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New police reforms came Thursday as the NYPD released its latest crime stats.
During the month of May, overall crime decreased compared to the same period last year.READ MORE: Sneak Peek: Lincoln Center Plaza Transformed Into Green Space For Outdoor Summer Performances
But the NYPD says murders in the city increase by 79%.READ MORE: LIRR Service Restored After Massive Fire At Westbury Garbage Facility
Shootings went up 64%, while burglaries rose 34%.MORE NEWS: Police Open Fire After Pulling Over Suspected Car Thief On West Side Highway
The NYPD says its summer all-out initiative is in effect this year, which will have hundreds of officers patrolling neighborhoods that have had upticks in crimes.