Hate crimes, fueled by anti-Semitism, increased by 72 incidents from 2018 and teen robbery victims also saw a big surge in Manhattan and the Bronx
While overall crime was down for 2019, there were troubling upticks in hate crimes, especially against Jews, and robberies committed by and against younger people. NBC New York’s Marc Santia reports.
New York City’s annual homicide total has surpassed 300 for the first time since 2016, fueled by pockets of gang violence, a pair of quadruple killings and an unusual number of bookkeeping adjustments. Through Dec. 22, the city has tallied 311 homicides, compared with 290 at the same point last year. It’s the second straight year of increases after the…