NYC gun arrests increase by 102%, shooting incidents by 121% compared to same month last year, NYPD says

In October, gun arrests increased in every borough compared to last October, the NYPD said.

For the year-to-date, there have been 1,299 shooting incidents, a 93.9% increase over the same period in 2019, and 3,308 gun arrests, a 15% increase over that period last year.

NYC shooting incidents are nearly double this year compared to last year, NYPD stats show

Burglaries and auto thefts were up for October by 32.2% and 78.7%, respectively, compared to October 2019, the NYPD said. Murders dropped, from 36 in October 2019 to 35 this October.

Overall citywide, reported hate crimes have declined 34% compared to this time last year (from 359 to 237), but there have been at least 24 Covid-19-related hate crimes.

The NYPD says that “there are primarily two motivating factors behind those crimes: The victim’s race (Anti-Asian) and the perception that they have Coronavirus.”