Murder Rate Soars Over 24 Hours

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.

On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg proudly announced that NYC is still the safest large city to live in, according to the FBI. The latest official crime statistics through Sunday reveal that overall serious crime is down eight percent compared to the same period last year, and homicides are down 15.1 percent—191 from 225. But just this week, seven lives were claimed over the course of nine hours: Three men were gunned down while gathered on a stoop in Brooklyn on Wednesday; also on Wednesday, police responding to a 911 call found the bodies of a man and a woman in bed in their Brooklyn apartment in an apparent murder-suicide; and a Harlem shooting left two men dead after what may have been a dispute over drugs early Thursday morning.