Crime numbers are increasing in some Bronx neighborhoods, while decreasing in others

Police precincts have been reporting a shift in crime numbers around The Bronx. Crime is up in the areas patrolled by the 40th and 48th

The areas patrolled by the 48th and 40th precincts are reporting an increase in crime, while the 42nd and 49th report a decrease.

The areas patrolled by the 48th and 40th precincts are reporting an increase in crime, while the 42nd and 49th report a decrease. (2/21/13)

THE BRONX - Police precincts have been reporting a shift in crime numbers around The Bronx.

Crime is up in the areas patrolled by the 40th and 48th precinct. The 48th is reporting a 15 percent increase, with the 48th reporting a 10 percent increase in crime.

Mott Haven resident, Thomas Martin, says that he thinks the crime spike is a result of the scarcity of jobs and the recent poor weather.

Meanwhile, areas patrolled by the 42nd and 49th precincts show crime has reportedly dropped. The 42nd precinct is reporting a 31 percent overall decrease, with the 49th reporting a 37 percent decrease.

Bronx residents believe that more security cameras and a greater police presence can help bring down crime for good.

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