THE BAD OLD DAYS? Murder Rate SPIKES 55% in De Blasio’s NYC

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After years of economic growth and a massive drop in crime statistics across all five boroughs, New York City’s murder rate spiked a stunning 55% in the early weeks of 2019, according to statistics released by the NYPD.

“Murder rates in New York City are up 55 percent in 2019 compared to the same time frame in 2018, according to NYPD statistics,” reports Fox News. “From the start of 2019 through Sunday, there have been 48 murders in New York City, compared to 31 in the same seven-week time frame in 2018.”

Despite the surge in homicides, overall crime statistics are down 8% across the Big Apple.

The NYPD also confirmed the major uptick in murders took place in North Brooklyn.

“The NYPD takes every crime seriously, and any murder is one too many,” said a statement from the police department. “The NYPD will use these proven tactics to address any temporary upticks, so that every New Yorker — regardless of zip code — can live in safety.”

Read the full report at Fox News.