Gothamist — After A Painfully Violent 2020, NYC Shootings Continue To Spike


MARCH 26, 2021

The country is reeling after a pair of tragic mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado, events that were quick to draw national headlines. Closer to home, a gun crisis continues to brew in New York City.

As of Sunday, 246 people had been shot across 220 different incidents since the beginning of 2021, up 40% from the same period in 2020 and a 66% rise from two years ago. The last time New York City saw this many shooting incidents by late March was in 2012. …

… “Our public safety strategies have to be comprehensive and innovative and not just focused on the police,” said Sheyla Delgado, a deputy director for analytics at the Research & Evaluation Center.

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