Shootings Spike in NYC over the Last Year

Jamie Schram et al., New York Post, June 10, 2014

The number of shooting victims has skyrocketed across the city this year–up 43 percent in just the last month–while fewer guns are coming off the streets, NYPD statistics reveal.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has repeatedly shifted the focus from shootings to a steep decline in homicides, and claims he is not worried about the gun violence.

But sources told The Post it will only get worse in the hotter summer months, and that the alarming trend is the result of a more “reactive” police force handicapped by the inability to use tactics like stop-and-frisk.


In the last month alone, 129 people were shot, according to the latest CompStat figures, or 43.3 percent more than for the same period last year.

Since January, there has been an overall 13.2 percent increase in shooting victims, while 10.2 percent fewer guns have been recovered compared to 2013.

“Under [NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly, we went after guns on the street,’’ a source said. “We stopped the guys in the precincts who we knew were criminals and took guns off them. [It was] proactive policing.

“We are a reactive police force now. We react to violence before going out and trying to stop it before it happens.”

Another NYPD source said it’s clear that the criminals know city cops’ hands are tied thanks to legal challenges to stop-and-frisk and Bratton’s reluctance to push the crime-fighting tactic.


Talking to reporters Monday, Bratton focused on the city’s decline in homicides since the beginning of the year.

“As of this morning, I think we are down 24 homicides,” he said. “That is preliminary. [But] if the current trend were to continue, we will fall under 300.”


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  • trouble maker

    We should just turn New York City into an asylum for criminals and illegals and just let them do whatever they want , or was that already done ?

    • JohnEngelman

      That was the theme of a movie made in 1981, and named “Escape from New York.” Manhattan has become a dumping ground for criminals. Criminals are left there, and not allowed to get out.

      • Some of us never wanted to be criminals, and did our best to get better.

        • JohnEngelman

          It is difficult for me to imagine you being a criminal. You are so –


          • If I am nice, it is the fault of my mother and Diane, my high school girlfriend from 31 years ago, Mayumi and Sayaka. It was the ladies in my life who did this.

          • IstvanIN

            Woman are the civilizing influence on the common man.

          • Katherine McChesney

            What a gentlemanly thing to say. I hope I qualify for that statement in my dealings with White men in my everyday life. I believe it is White woman’s job to help the White males self esteem to blossom.

          • Clara Brandon


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          • Kenner

            Michael strikes me as quite uncommon.

        • antiquesunlight

          I hear you.

    • Erasmus

      New Yorkers made their beds when the elected DiBlasio, let them lie in it, or let them grow a pair and deal with DiBlasio and the other lefty kooks as, deep down, they already know how.

      • They were concerned with image, rather than substance. I would be delighted if the expected increase in violent crime caused the whole financial industry to leave NYC.

    • Anon

      I’ve been trying to warn people for quite some time. It already has been.
      There is no such thing as diversity. I mean by that, races refuse to mix. You can easily see this if you google the detailed race maps of the last several US census. Instead of mixing, races form natural borders down to the street level. A study of this phenomena revealed those borders are the most violent of the areas.
      Police are not stupid. And our “elected” officials are far less stupid then they pretend to be.
      Instead, these people have an agenda and rig elections and hire actors to portray a certain fantasy about how life is. Reality is far different. Reality, in this case is the entire negro population needs to be kept separate because they want nothing to do with civilization. What they want is access to victims for rape, robbery, murder and assault. That’s what they consider to be… And they want access to as much cheap drugs as possible. Want whitey to pay for it all.
      By mutual consent, negros are wharehoused in places like New York City. Depending on the area, much of the rule of law has been suspended. New York is not that bad so mostly, blacks are allowed to smoke crack all day long, as long as they keep it inside. Rape whomever they want. Assault whomever they want. Even commit a lot of robbery. Just as long as it is kept low level.
      Recently, New York has signaled (by installing a neo-communist, anti-police mayor and his crew) that it is to be a far more serious prison for blacks. Expect most drugs to be done openly. Open season on whites who live there. Some rioting (rioting is fun).
      How bad can it get? Detroit is a prototype. People drive up, open a trunk and toss out a dead body, then peel away. Bystanders rifle through the pockets and strip the corpse. Someone films it with his buddies laughing in the background. No one calls the cops. Eventually, they will come and drag the body away and perhaps fill out a single form that no one will ever read.
      The other side of the coin is these people are not allowed to leave. If they do, they all have multiple felony warrants and various good excuses to immediately arrest them. Then they are given a choice. Go home or go to prison.
      I live in New Jersey where the police state is most overt in the nation. We VERY much have open Jim Crow here. An open mosaic of black neighborhoods next to white neighborhoods. Whites don’t go to black neighborhoods (not twice anyway). Blacks who come to white neighborhoods tend to mysteriously disappear. The closer you get to the bridge, the NASTIER the situation becomes.
      You see, no one lives in New York City. By that, I mean, large chunks of the population have been overtly ethnically cleansed from the city. People grew up there. They work there. But are not allowed to live there, due to the situation I described above. Instead, they live in New Jersey and travel an hour or three commuting into and out of the city to work. There is a heavy tax for this. About $15 each time you enter the city. I’m not sure exactly what it is now since I avoid Superjail as much as possible these days. They don’t actually even bother to take it from you even more. You need to have a microchip put in your car (an EZ Pass). They won’t even charge you. You need to prepay your account.
      Yeah….stay out of places like this. Understand what they are (what they really are).

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo really who would have thought ????? /sarcoff

  • TruthBeTold

    But sources told The Post it will only get worse in the hotter
    summer months, and that the alarming trend is the result of a more
    “reactive” police force handicapped by the inability to use tactics like

    As I like to say, the best way to undermine minorities is to give them what they want.

    Their solutions will always be worse than the problem they were whining about.

  • Don’t blame me. I would have voted for Joe Lhota.

  • gubblerchechenova

    Wasn’t ‘Stop and Frisk the Negro’ reinstated?

  • 1stworlder

    More equality & more dead New Yorkers what’s not to like? If only death stopped them from voting.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Please dont’ say that . Not all New Yorkers are bad people.

      • 1stworlder

        of course not just those in NYC

        • Yancy Derringer


  • NoMosqueHere

    New Yorkers wanted a self hating white commie mayor and they got one.

    • Jesse James

      Yep they can choke on it now.

  • John R

    Crime rate going back up in NY? We need Paul Kersey on this!

  • NotYourTypicalBlack

    Ok. I’ll just come right out and say it. The majority of shooting victims will probably be black. Wasn’t it the commenter named “SBuffaloNative” who said that the easiest way to undermine black people is to simply give them what they want?

    • sbuffalonative

      Wow. Someone actually remembered something I said AND attributed it to me.

      Thank you.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      No probably about it and if you add Hispanics the numbers are hard even for me to believe.

      97% of the shooters and 96% of the victims are black or Hispanic.

      nydailynews DOT com/new-york/nypd-statistics-show-96-percent-shooting-victims-black-hispanic-minority-groups-represent-89-percent-murder-victims-article-1.1152838

      • Löwenmensch ᛟ

        Sounds like a violent eugenics program with marginal collateral damage

        • Ike Eichenberg

          You would think, but they usually pass on the genes before they expire.

          • Löwenmensch ᛟ

            Hopefully the Planned Parenthood Centers around there will cleanup some of their droppings

      • Ike Eichenberg

        2013 stats from NYPD


        • SoCal88

          Should we consider training them to improve their accuracy?

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Unfortunately, white ER doctors are very good at what they do. Sigh.

  • Guest

    So, how long before the bad old days are back?

  • Guest

    We need Paul Kersey again!

  • MekongDelta69

    Simple math:
    Comrade DeBlackio – in.
    Crime rates – up.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    It will be fun watching the white hipsters tuck tail and run back to their subdivisions in Wisconsin.

  • Thank goodness that nobody’s rights are being violated!

    Once Civil War Two gets going, I would like a nuclear attack on NYC. I hate them, and we could do it from here in Colorado.

  • Jimbo Jones

    My magic eight-ball sees a riot in DeBlazios future.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Only one?

  • Dave West

    The more money you give blacks, the less you enforce blacks, and the more people listen to blacks the more useless blacks get.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      That should be on the Amren banner right underneath the Jefferson quote.

    • Were blacks ever useful? I’m 3/16 injun, and I’ve got some major questions about even them.

      • Katherine McChesney

        As farm implements back in the good old days of cotton plantations.

      • When I was in the military many moon ago, i tried to make friends with a Navajo Indian
        who was a heavy equipment operator with the civil engineers . .

        As it would be, he wouldn’t have anything to do with this pale face, every time I saw him I’d say hello,
        he just ignored me . . I was stubborn as he and this routine went on for well over a year.

        Until one day while walking down the barracks hallway, I again greeted Conn, (his last name) and as usual,
        while passing each other there was that silence, when a few yards past I heard Conn say hello in reply and he used my name with it. . . . I was floored . . . .I couldn’t believe he finally gave me recognition .

        It took a long time to get under that injun’s radar but it eventually paid off . We remained friends thru the rest of our duty . .Let me add that Conn’s appearance and demeanor was in no way appealing, he was one mean looking Indian

  • IstvanIN

    If the homicide rate is down is because emergency room doctors are better at keeping people alive long enough to not be counted as having died of murder.

  • 4321realist

    Almost every urban area in the country will be ground zero for out-of-control mob action the first time we have a glitch in the grid system, a natural calamity, an economic plummet, or any one of a dozen different other catastrophes that are always on the horizon, 24/7/365, in this rainbow utopia.

    Store shelves will be emptied. Water will be cut off and deliveries will stop. The restless natives will be killing each other. New York, LA, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, will be among the hardest hit and will lose millions to civil unrest. And the survivors will take to the countryside looking for food and water.

    And, guess what?

    The Red areas surround every single Blue enclave in the country.

  • antiquesunlight

    Altruism is fine. Stupidity is the problem.

  • jayvbellis

    NYPD chiefs Bratton or Kelly …

    The best ever.

  • ViktorNN

    This looks like it’s shaping up to be a crystal clear empirically-based refutation of liberal dogma.

    If you’re “racist” and put the police to work to disarm blacks, then gun violence will go down.

    If you’re “anti-racist” and allow blacks to get guns, then gun violence will go up.

    We’re seeing the social experiment in action.

  • benvad

    Hizzoner Bill is really going to screw up NYC isn’t he?

  • benvad

    Sure I get a kick out of it but the sad thing is it comes back to bite all whites.

  • M.Magog

    it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of libtards

  • Katherine McChesney

    Remember the ‘broken windows’ policy Giuliani and Bratton implemented? Crime went down under Rudy’s administration.

    • Kenner

      The blacks hated him, which is a recommendation in itself.

  • Brad Smith

    he promised to do this during his campaign, & won in a landslide. NY voters knew what they were getting & they couldn’t wait to get it. along with the extra handouts he promised, comes the increase in violence. NYC, you got what you asked for!

  • Troy Swonger


  • Troy Swonger

    Black criminality will never be properly addressed until we have a discussion about jewish agitation. Why are you people afraid to comment about this?

  • adplatt126

    When the magical, wondrous gift of diversity reaches a certain threshold, you have the option of accepting a half-civil, part-functioning police state, or a perfectly uncivil, non-functioning society that tolerates a very minimal amount of human freedom at the price of utility. You lose utterly either way. Pick your poison. You can either live among bullies and idiots or under bullies and idiots.

  • adplatt126

    You ignore the very obvious reality that aggressive, intrusive and oh yeah unconstitutional police state tactics such as stop-and-frisk, affect everyone and apply to everyone.

  • ElComadreja

    They should be back to the good old days of “wilding” rapes in Central Park in no time at all.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Thanks for sharing. From the many articles I’ve read about NYC under Bloomberg, Cuomo and ‘de Blackio’ I was under the impression that NYC is a dangerous place to live. Stay safe, Luke.