NYPD Intensify Search for Suspect Who Allegedly Choked, Sexually Assaulted Jogger as Sex Crimes Skyrocket
The city has recently faced particularly high rates of serious crimes, including murder, sex crimes, and hate crimes. They appear to be getting worse, too.
Chi-Sing also included crime statistics from the NYPD for that 6th precinct from March 28-April 3 in her reporting. For instance, rape went up 200 percent in a 28-day period in comparison to 2021, while other sex crimes went up 400 percent in a 28-day period.
When it comes to rape in New York City overall for March 2022 they were down 4.3 percent from March 2021, though February 2022 had seen an increase of 35.4 percent from March 2021. The overall crime index for March 2022 was up 36.5 percent from March 2021. The city had also seen a 189 percent increase in hate crimes from March 2022 compared to March 2021. This included a 409 percent increase in hate crimes against Jews and 125 percent increase in hate crimes against Asians.