October 26, 2020

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New York’s murder rate has increased by more than 15 percent over the last year, according to the latest figures released Tuesday by the NYPD.

The New York Police Department said 425 murders had been committed across the city, compared to 367 by this stage in 2009 — a rise of 15.8 percent year-on-year.

The number of rapes also rose, from 943 in 2009 to 1,075 this year.

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The figures were even more grim in certain parts of the city, like in East Harlem’s 25th precinct. The murder rate there rose a staggering 400 percent, with 10 slayings compared with just two last year.

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