on Wed Mar 25 22:10:01 2020, in response to It's getting bad in NYC, posted by Dave on Tue Mar 24 14:22:10 2020.
WNBC, Channel 4
Crime Plunges in New York City as Virus Lockdown Takes Hold
Crime had been up this year before the pandemic hit
Published March 25, 2020 ē Updated 1 min agoNew Yorkers are staying put and apparently not committing nearly as many crimes, according to the official stats released Wednesday by the NYPD.
Citywide crime is down almost 17% compared to the same week last year, with dramatic drops in violent crime ó shootings down 23.5%, rapes down 69% and assaults down 9%.
Crime in the subway, which had grown significantly so far this year, was down 33% last week compared to the year before.
Criminals are still stealing cars, as thefts were up 52% compared to the same week last year. That said, the recent trend had shown an increase of 75% for the past 28 days compared to last year, so even those numbers are a bit cooler.
Overall, crime had been on a sharp rise year to date compared to last year citywide, but the past week has seen a crash in the number of incidents.