posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 02:09 AM
I'll tell you, NYC was fairly peaceful for quite a while now. You seldom heard about violent crimes on the news, although they did happen. But
lately, and especially this year, every time you turn on the TV, there is some violent crime. The change has been dramatic in the past year or so. I
haven't seen this in a long time, since the 70's, 80's and into the early 90's. I was wondering what was the cause?.. the economy? Some other
I was wondering what was happening in your neighborhood?
A quick Google of "crime on the rise in NYC" brought up a bunch of articles. Apparently, it is on the rise in the entire US.
Crime is on the rise in NYC for the first time in 20 years -
"The crime rate has become perhaps the single most important gauge of the city's health, and for 20 consecutive years, that rate has been dropping..
But what's happening this year.. For the first time in two decades, the year will likely end with an increase in crime."
Another article I found:
Violent crime continues to rise across US
"A new survey has revealed a national jump in violent crime for the second year in a row, a sign that the 20-year trend toward safe streets and
secure homes is coming to an end.
Between 2011 and 2012, the violent-crime rate rose 15 percent and the property-crime rate rose 12 percent, based on data from the annual National
Crime Victimization Survey."
Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for First Time Since 2006
NYPD: Crime Spikes Dramatically In Parts Of Big Apple -