August starts with a bang

There are no crime doldrums in New York City so far in August.

We have seen a 14-year-old boy shot and killed in the Rockaways. A 9-year-old girl grazed by a bullet in Brownsville section of Brooklyn and NYPD officers being pelleted with glass bottles after a parade in Brooklyn.

This after suffering a horribly crime-ridden July.

The number of city murders, shootings and gun-violence victims in July saw soaring double-digit percentage gains compared to roughly the same month last year, new statistics show.

The troubling figures have helped fuel a nearly 40% jump in major crimes overall so far this year compared to the same period in 2021, continuing a dismal trend.

Overall, so far this year compared to the same time frame last year, grand larcenies are up a whopping 48%, from 19,624 to 29,129, car thefts soared 43%, from 5,345 to 7,444, and robberies jumped 39.4%, from 7,099 to 9,893 incidents, according to the data through Sunday. 

Murders were down 4.2% so far this year over last, and shooting victims and shooting incidents were both down, 6% and 7.8% respectively.

However that trend has reversed recently with a 35% increase in murders this past July compared to roughly the same period last year, going from 31 to 42. Shooting victims and gun incidents also saw a nearly 10% rise apiece. Shooting victims increased from 180 to 196, and shooting incidents jumped from 142 to 156.

Mayor Eric Adams played lip service to the escalating numbers by saying he wants the feds to provide more funding to hire more police. In the next breathe he said he would crack down on cops that abuse their power.

He then harped on getting state Democrats to meet in an emergency session of the legislature to reopen New York’s controversial bail reform law and deal with the city’s crime crisis.

He is conflating several issues that don’t mix right now. And the message to the perps is I have your back. Disgraceful.

No Adams never put it on himself that children and the police are in harms way because of his actions. He finds scapegoats around every corner.