Coronavirus continues to curb most crime in NYC

2020-04-20 23:20:04 - EEUU

Crime in the Big Apple continued its downward trend during the coronavirus outbreak for the fourth week in a row —  with cops making thousands of fewer arrests and issuing a fraction of the typical summonses, new data shows.

Crime in the Big Apple continued its downward trend during the coronavirus outbreak for the fourth week in a row —  with cops making thousands of fewer arrests and issuing a fraction of the typical summonses, new data shows.

Overall, major felonies were down by nearly a third last week compared to the same time last year, NYPD data released on Monday shows.

Driving the dip in the mayhem was rape, robbery, felony assault and grand larceny, all of which have seen a decrease for four straight weeks.

Between April 13 and Sunday, the data shows: rape was down 26; robbery was down 56 percent; felony assault was down 41 percent, and grand larceny was down 51 percent.

But, the coronavirus outbreak hasn’t curbed all crime.

Murder, burglary and stolen cars remained on the rise last week.

The data shows 28 people have been slain in the city over the last four weeks, an uptick of 10 additional deaths from the same time last year.

Nearly 200 more cars were boosted during that same time compared to last year and burglary has been up by 25 percent amid the virus lockdown.

Cops also made nearly 12,000 fewer arrests over those four weeks— a 64 percent dip in collars, and handed out nearly one-sixth of the summonses that they did in 2019.

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