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NYC: Last Year Shows A Rise In Local Major Felony Crimes

Crime in the city rose between 2011 and 2012, according to a report from City Hall that tracks its performance in key areas. The Mayor’s Management Report, which compares statistics from one fiscal year to the next, shows 109,299 major felony crimes for this year, which is almost 4,000 more than last year’s total of 105,496.

Robberies jumped from 19,495 last year to 20,291 this year.

Felony assaults rose from 17,743 last year to 18,762 this year.

Burglaries increased from 18,423 last year to 19,162 this year.

Grand larceny cases went up as well from 38,193 last year to 40,642 this year.

There were fewer rapes and murders this year than last year.

The report also shows that major felony crime on subways and buses rose from 2,321 in 2011 to 2,741 in 2012.

The city says the average response time to crimes in progress took a hit in 2012 as well.

It took an average of 9.1 minutes last year, compared to 8.4 minutes in 2011 and 7.5 minutes in 2003.


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