For the month of June 2020, the number of people victimized by gun violence and murder in New York City spiked significantly, when compared to the same period in 2019.
Between June 1 and June 30, there was a 130% increase in the number of shooting incidents across the city as the number of shootings rose in every borough of New York. The number of people murdered citywide increased by 30%, while the number of burglaries is up by 118%. The number of auto thefts increased by 51%.
The NYPD is enduring a round of deep budget cuts that have led to a class of 1,163 recruits being canceled. The department has also seen an increase in retirements. The NYPD’s facilitation of peaceful protest continues to utilize department resources.
- Murder is up +23.1% (181 v. 147) for the first six months of 2020 when compared to the first six months of 2019.
- There were 205 citywide shooting incidents in June 2020, compared to 89 shooting incidents in June 2019, a 130.3% increase. Year-to-date, through June 30, there is a +46% spike in citywide shooting incidents (528 v. 362).
- Burglary increased +118.2% (1,783 v. 817) in June and is up +46.3% (7,234 v. 4,943) year-to-date through June 30.
- For the month of June, rape decreased by -21% (109 v. 138). Rape continues to be underreported. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The NYPD Special Victims Division’s 24-hour hotline is 212-267-RAPE (7273).
- Year-to-date, through June 28, citywide hate crimes declined -38% (134 v. 212).