According to the latest statistics released Tuesday, there have been 28 homicides so far this year compared to 21 in the same period last year.
That puts the city on course for at least one murder a day.
Last year, the Big Apple racked up 334 homicides in 365 days, the lowest in the city’s recorded history. …
The source blamed de Blasio’s anti-stop-and-frisk push for the uptick in slayings.
“This is the residual effect of de Blasio’s backlash against stop-and-frisk,’’ the source said. “Cops aren’t stopping people and taking guns off the street, which emboldens the criminals,” the source said.
Another veteran investigator agreed, saying, “Cops are reticent about making stops because they don’t want to get punished.” …
Since this past Jan. 1, there have also been increases in rapes and felony assaults — and decreases in robberies, burglaries and grand larcenies.
There were 100 rapes as opposed to 95 during the same period last year — a 5.3 percent jump.
Felony assaults rose 12.1 percent, with 1,263 compared to 1,240. …
Robbery is down 15.1 percent; burglary has dropped 4.6 percent, and grand larceny is down 5.3 percent.
“Robberies are down because it’s too damn cold to go out and rob someone,” said a police source. “When it warms up, the number of robberies will go up, too.”