Monday, May 22, 2023

Some eye opening statistics from NYC crime

New York Police Department statistics show that over the last two years, burglaries have increased by 24%, grand larceny spiked 51%, and grand larceny auto has soared by 84%.

Complaints of retail theft have skyrocketed by 77% in New York City from 2018 to 2022, according to a "Combatting Retail Theft" report by the NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Adams noted, "Last year alone, 327 repeat offenders were responsible for 30 percent of the more than 22,000 retail thefts across our city. This hurt our businesses, our workers, our customers, and our city."

Adams – who was elected mayor on his "tough on crime" platform" – revealed his new plan to combat rampant retail theft, which includes installing kiosks in stores to offer social services to thieves. 

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