Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

By Robert Press

Police Department City of New York
Volume 26 Number 2 CompStat Bronx Report
Through 1/13/2019 compared to 2018.

Year to Date* Two Weeks 2019
2019 2018 % Chg
Murder 3 5 -40.0
Rape 13 10 30.0
Robbery 113 90 25.6
Fel. Assault 186 172 8.1
Burglary 64 59 8.5
Gr. Larceny 194 201 -3.5
G.L.A. 41 44 -6.8
TOTAL 614 581 5.68

Transit 15 10 50.0
Housing 52 39 33.3
Petit Larceny 509 418 21.8
Misd. Assault 375 299 25.4
Misd. Sex Crimes 34 16 112.5
Shooting Vic. 9 13 -30.8
Shooting Inc. 9 9 0.0

It can seen from the reported crime statistics by the NYPD that crime is up for the first two weeks of 2019 when compared to the first two weeks of 2018. While all crime in the borough of the Bronx is up 5.68% for the first two weeks of 2019 over the same period of 2018, the increases in these precincts are, 42nd 58.54%, 45th 51.61%, 46th 39.53%, and 48th 27.59%.

It should be noted that while the murder rate Bronx- wide for 2018 was 25% higher than 2017, these were three precincts were the highest. The 49th with an increase in murder of 133.3%, 50th precinct with an increase of 133.3%, and the 52nd with an increase of 250%. There is a decrease for the first two weeks in 2019 in the overall murder rate for the Bronx.

The Rape rate for 2018 it was 14.1% higher Bronx wide than in 2017 with three Bronx precincts having the largest increase in rape. The 41st 95.2%, the 49th 92.3%, and the 50th 87.5%. For the first two weeks of 2019 the rate of rape Bronx-wide is up 30% over the same period of the year before which was an increase over the previous year.

When I questioned Police Commissioner O’Neil on the increase of Bronx-wide murder and rape in August of 2018 I was told 100 new officers were assigned to Bronx precincts. I later found out that said new officers were only replacing officers which had retired or were transferred to other duties resulting in what many police personal said was a zero net gain of officers, and a few precincts having less police officers than they had previously.

On January 8th I questioned Mayor de Blasio on the figures from the year end Comp Stat report from the NYPD about the rise in violent crime in the Bronx. Mayor de Blasio replied that my figures must be wrong and that I should check them with the NYPD. I have taken the mayor up on his suggestion, and sent an e-mail to Commissioner O’Neil (over one week ago with no answer), and put a request in to Chief Hoffman (the former commanding officer of the 52nd precinct) who is the head of Community Affairs at the NYPD only to be given the run around by the NYPD. I can’t wait for my next opportunity to question Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O’Neil.

44th Precinct    Murder – Increased 22.2 percent.

                           Rape  –  Increased 37.5 percent.

45th Precinct    Murder – Decreased 100 percent

There were zero murders in this precinct for 2018.

                           Rape  –  Increased 30 percent.

46th Precinct   Murder –  Decreased 10 percent.

                           Rape  –  Decreased  28.2 percent.

47th Precinct   Murder –  Decreased 37.5 percent.

                           Rape  –  Decreased 8.3 percent.

48th Precinct   Murder –  Increased 37.5 percent.

                           Rape  –  Increased  7.4 percent.

49th Precinct   Murder –  Increased 133.3 percent.

                           Rape  –  Increased 92,3 percent.

50th Precinct   Murder – Increased 133.3 percent.

                           Rape  – Increased 87.5 percent.

52nd Precinct  Murder – Increased 250 percent.

                           Rape  – Increased 15.4 percent.

The above percentages come from the NYPD Comp Stat Report comparing the year ending 2018 to the year ending 2017. 

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