Where The Murders Are

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The rise in murders this year comes as the NYPD's headcount has fallen to 33,000--19 percent lower than in 2000.

Photo by: Jarrett Murphy

The rise in murders this year comes as the NYPD's headcount has fallen to 33,000–19 percent lower than in 2000.

Murder is up 22 percent in New York City during the first months of 2010 compared with the same period last year. But in the 20th police precinct on the Upper West Side, murders are down 100 percent. Meanwhile, in the 105th precinct, which covers Queens Village, Laurelton and Rosedale, killings are up 500 percent.

A look at precinct-by-precinct crime statistics shows that the uptick in crime—at least in murder, the most closely tracked crime—is not occurring evenly across the boroughs or the 76 precincts.

In his weekly radio address on Sunday, Mayor Bloomberg said, “Nothing is more important to our quality of life than public safety.” He alluded only vaguely to the rise in crime, saying “we're not quite on pace to match” the reduction in murders last year.

Bloomberg trumpeted the reduction of crime during his mayoralty. Indeed, the increase in murders to date this year, 20, would have been a statistical blip back in 1990, when there were more than 2,200 murders in the city.

But given the level to which crime has fallen, some precincts and boroughs are seeing significant increases.

According to the statistics covering 2010 through March 28 (the latest available on the NYPD website), the number of murders in Manhattan has doubled from nine to 18.

They're up 50 percent in Queens and 30 percent in the Bronx, while down slightly (2 percent) in Brooklyn and considerably (by 25 percent) in Staten Island. Manhattan's share of city murders has jumped from one tenth to one sixth.

So far this year the number of murders is down in 21 precincts, up in 27 precincts and unchanged in 28. There are 29 precincts that, as of March 28, had yet to report a murder in this calendar year.

You can find your precinct by using the NYPD's precinct locator or looking at a map of precincts for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

Here are the murder stats for each precinct through March 28, a period in which the city saw 109 murders:

1st Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

5th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

6th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

7th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

9th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

10th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

13rd Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

17th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

19th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

20th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

23rd Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

24th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

25th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

26th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

28th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

30th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

32nd Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

33rd Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

34th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

40th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

41st Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

42nd Precinct: Has had 5 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

43rd Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

44th Precinct: Has had 6 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

45th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

46th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

47th Precinct: Has had 4 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

48th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

49th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

50th Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

52nd Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

60th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 3 by this point in 2009.

61st Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

62nd Precinct: Has had 5 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

63rd Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

66th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

67th Precinct: Has had 5 murders in 2010. Had 3 by this point in 2009.

68th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

69th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

70th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

71st Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

72nd Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

73rd Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

75th Precinct: Has had 5 murders in 2010. Had 5 by this point in 2009.

76th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

77th Precinct: Has had 4 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

78th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

79th Precinct: Has had 4 murders in 2010. Had 5 by this point in 2009.

81st Precinct: Has had 5 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

83rd Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 3 by this point in 2009.

84th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

88th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

90th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

94th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

100th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

101st Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

102nd Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

103rd Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

104th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

105th Precinct: Has had 6 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

106th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

107th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

108th Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

109th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

110th Precinct: Has had 1 murder in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

111st Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

112nd Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 1 by this point in 2009.

113rd Precinct: Has had 2 murders in 2010. Had 2 by this point in 2009.

114th Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

115th Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

120th Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 4 by this point in 2009.

122nd Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

123rd Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

Central Park Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

Midtown North Precinct: Has had 3 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

Midtown South Precinct: Has had 0 murders in 2010. Had 0 by this point in 2009.

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