Rise in shootings across city. Residents of Borough Park need not worry.

Rise in shootings across city. Residents of Borough Park need not worry.

                                 New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea seen in a 2018 file photo.  

Facing a 333% uptick in shooting across the city, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the defensive on Sunday telling Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that “the NYPD will fight it back because I added 2,000 more officers on patrol and for six years in a row – now, seven – we've reduced crime and we will continue to.”

The spike in shootings is a typical byproduct of rising temperatures with a New York Times report from 2018 finding that “gun victimization increases outdoors in the city as temperatures rise.” 

Residents of Borough Park’s 66th Precinct luckily have little to fear with no shootings reported. In fact, crime overall in Borough Park is down by 25% over the last 28 days as compared to the same period last year. Robberies are down 33.3%, burglaries are down 27.3%, and grand larceny down 48.7% over the same period.

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