July shooting incidents increased 177% from last year: NYPD

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August 03, 2020 - 5:44 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City recorded 244 “shooting incidents” in July — a 177 percent spike from the same month last year, the NYPD said Monday. 

Eighty-eight shootings took place in July 2019, NYPD data released Monday shows. 

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The city reported 772 shooting incidents between Jan. 1 and July 31 of this year compared to 450 during the same time period last year, marking a 72 percent increase, according to the data. 

New York City also saw a 30 percent increase in homicides in the first seven months of 2020: 235 compared to 181 last year, the data shows. 

“Amid the ongoing challenges of these times, the NYPD’s commitment to public safety never wavers,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement. “Our men and women officers represent the best of the policing profession and work every day alongside those they serve in an ongoing joint mission to protect life, prevent crime and build safer neighborhoods for everyone across our great city.” 

A breakdown of NYPD statistics by crime is below: