Slashings and stabbings are up more than 20 percent in 2016, according to NYPD figures.
There had been 1,325 slashings and stabbings in 2016 through Sunday, compared with 1,088 over the same period in 2015. That represents a 21.78-percent increase in the category of the violent crime, which has been the focus of intense scrutiny by both the media and NYPD brass.
Subway crime, likewise, is up this year. There were 719 crimes on the city's subway system through Sunday, according to the NYPD. That's up more than 6 percent from 2015, which saw 674 crimes on the mass transit system over the same period.
Interestingly, subway slashings are down this year -- from 28 in 2015 to 26 this year.
Last month, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced an initiative to curb stabbings and slashings in the city. The plan breaks out slashings and stabbings as their own category of crime and targets locations where they're most likely to occur.