NEW YORK (WABC) —
The NYPD reported no homicides for six straight days in New York City, and with the 12 months wrapping up, the town could also be on observe to have fewer murders in 2018 than in 2017.
The 5 boroughs are on observe to have fewer than 300 homicides this 12 months: 283 individuals had been killed in New York City this 12 months. Comparatively, 286 had been killed in the town in 2017.
To put these numbers in perspective, the town of Baltimore, with a inhabitants of 600,000, has had extra murders this 12 months than New York, with a inhabitants of eight.5 million.
The NYPD attributes their success partially to a neighborhood policing mannequin, which it describes as “improved communication and collaboration between local police officers and community residents.”
They additionally credit score new know-how, reminiscent of safety cameras positioned all around the metropolis.
Despite the truth that murder charges are down, the variety of reported rapes has elevated. Police are attributing that to the truth that extra individuals could also be extra snug reporting them due to the #MeToo motion.
Police additionally mentioned that some areas just like the South Bronx nonetheless want enchancment.
“We’re looking to close the books on an incredibly successful year … but we’ve had a number of shootings this month in the 42nd Precinct. Several of them are clustered close to each other,” mentioned NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermont Shea.
The newest reported murder occurred early Friday morning in the Bronx. Police mentioned 32-year-old Lewis Shamberger was discovered shot in the again on the nook of East 169 Street and Boston Road in the Morrisania part, and his killer stays at giant.
Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s final seen sporting white sneakers, a multi-colored hooded jacket and multi-colored sweatpants. A $2,500 reward is being provided for any info resulting in an arrest.
Anyone with info in regards to the above incident is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public may submit suggestions by logging onto the Crime Stoppers web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tricks to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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