Violent crimes spike in the Bronx

The NYPD's latest crime statistics are a mixed bag, with overall crime down 1.5 percent, but murders, rapes and robberies on the rise in the

THE BRONX - The NYPD's latest crime statistics are a mixed bag, with overall crime down 1.5 percent, but murders, rapes and robberies on the rise in the Bronx.

With only a few weeks left in 2010, homicides in the Bronx have spiked nearly 22 percent. Authorities say rapes in the Bronx have also risen by 12.5 percent, with 30 more incidents reported so far this year than in 2009.

Robberies have spiked by 12 percent, with more than 4,000 incidents so far this year.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Dec. 6
Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery 2 Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery store
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
A thief swiped a cash register from a 4 Sources: Thief stole cash register, then cab as getaway car
Two men robbed deli workers at gunpoint in 5 2 caught on video robbing Bronx deli

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.