New City Jails Crime Stats Show Heavy Increase


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DNAInfo highlights newly released NYPD statistics that show crime in the City’s Jails rising by nearly 60% since a year ago, from 181 to 286 as of August 10.

This will be the first time that crime statistics in City Jails were not reported as part of the Bronx’s 41st Precint, a separation that the Bronx Chronicle has been a vocal advocate of.

Dr. Ian Amritt, Bronx Community Board 2 Chair, said, “The benefits of having low crime in our precinct would result in lower taxes for property and auto and so on,” he said. “And so it’s a win situation for this community with it coming off, and it also reflects truly the performance of the 41st Precinct.”

The extent of the increased jail crime stats come with a heavy heart, though, as the city deals with multiple factors contributing, from the rising numbers of mentally ill inmates, inexperiences corrections officers and what DNAInfo’s Eddie Small called “a general overuse of jail.”

Amritt says, “It’s very concerning that there’s an increase in the assaults within the confined jails,” he said, “only because it shows that there’s a breakdown, more or less, in the authority that’s supposed to prevent those from happening.”

Read at DNAInfo here.

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