Thursday, January 8, 2009

72nd Precinct Shows a Rise in Murders in 2008

The Brooklyn Eagle has a run-down of Brooklyn's murder statistics, and the 72nd Precinct gets the last word. Literally.

The 68th Precinct (our friendly neighbors to the south) was one of three precincts in NYC that had zero murders last year. The 72nd Precinct had seven, four more than 2007. The three most well known are the February Tacos 2004 murder, the May murder of a Windsor Terrace Dry Cleaners Owner, and the September murder of an EMT.

Here's some of the basic information from the article:

Patrol Borough Brooklyn South reported a 35.2 percent rise in murders in 2008 to 92 compared to 68 in 2007, while Patrol Brooklyn North recorded a lower murder rate, 114 compared to 141 in 2007, according to the NYPD CompStat figures as of Dec. 28, 2008.

In the 75th Precinct in East New York murders were down by half, with 16 reported compared to 33 in 2007. In Brownsville’s 73rd Precinct there were 29 murders, one more than in 2007. The 71st Precinct in Crown Heights reported a rise to 16 murders from 2007’s 11.

The 72nd Precinct covering Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace reported a rise to seven murders, compared with three in 2007.

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