NYPD: 41 more crime complaints in July 2019 compared to last year

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The NYPD has released its annual crime report and the statistics show an overall drop in crime this year compared to last year -- however, July did see an uptick in violent crimes throughout the city.

Officials say there were 41 more crime complaints last month -- up .5% compared to July 2018.

The crime stats show there were more murders last month compared to July 2018, as well.

Rape also jumped 10% for July 2019 compared to July 2018.

Shooting incidents for July 2019 dropped by 2%. However, year-to-date shootings are up by 5%.

The NYPD says it is continuing its effort to reduce crime in the city through numerous initiatives like, community policing and annual events like Tuesday's National Night Out.

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