2 thoughts on “Crime Spike in Bed-Stuy Spurs Call for Block Watchers

  1. Those who voted for Mayor DeBlasio destroyed all the gains made by Mayor Giuliani in fighting crime in the city. You need another mayor like Giuliani, who was tough on crime.

    • It is undeniable that de Blasio has a different approach to fighting crime than did Giuliani. But it is baseless to suggest he has destroyed all the gains made by Giuliani or by Bloomberg. Even in the 79th and 81st precincts, which (as the article reports) are notable for a recent spike, we are likely to see vastly less index crime there this year that in Giuliani’s final year in office.

      79th precinct
      Through 10/14 Projected Year End 2001 YE Proj ’01-18 crime drop
      Murder 7 9 25 63%
      Rape 21 28 42 33%
      Robbery 256 341 636 46%
      Fel. Assault 286 381 599 36%
      Burglary 231 308 449 31%
      Grand Larceny 378 504 288 -75%
      G.L.A. 62 83 332 75%
      Total 1241 1,654 2371 30%
      81st Precinct
      Through 10/14 Projected Year End 2001 YE Proj ’01-’18 crime drop
      Murder 8 11 18 41%
      Rape 14 19 31 40%
      Robbery 189 252 410 39%
      Fel. Assault 204 272 421 35%
      Burglary 178 237 377 37%
      Grand Larceny 306 408 226 -80%
      G.L.A. 40 53 197 73%
      Total 939 1,252 1680 25%

      People have tried for five years to paint a picture of growing disorder under de Blasio that is nothing but a lurid fantasy. It is time to find a new talking point. The guy offers plenty of other stuff to critique. Move on, friends.

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