Murders spike in NYC during coronavirus lockdown

Murders spike in NYC during coronavirus lockdown
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[Ed. – We’d never in a million years suggest it was a bad idea to let hundreds of felons out of the jails.]

Despite coronavirus lockdown measures, murders in New York City have doubled over last year’s numbers for the second consecutive week. …

In the first quarter of 2020, from January through March, murders increased by just under 6 percent in comparison to 2019, with the NYPD reporting 92 murders up from 87 during the first quarter last year.

But over the last 28 days — during which the city has observed lockdowns and other pandemic safety measures — that number has spiked. Murder has increased by 55 percent: 28 murders vs. 18 in the same period last year.

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