Looks like the city press is catching on to something we’ve already noted at Sheepshead Bites: Sheepshead Bay’s crime rates are up for the year. Oh, and the rest of the city is catching up.
The New York Post is reporting that we are just a couple of crimes away from crossing over into a citywide crime increase. We’re currently down for the year a measly .01 percent, with nine problematic precincts pulling the rest of the city towards and overall increase. And Brooklyn seems to be leading the way in number of precincts with a rise in crime, with five of the nine based in the county of Kings.
The eight other precincts seeing an “alarming spike in crime” are:
- 34th Precinct in Washington Heights, Manhattan
- 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
- 42nd Precinct in Tremont, Bronx
- 66th Precinct in Borough Park, Brooklyn
- 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
- 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- 100th Precinct in Rockaway, Queens
- 113th Precinct in St. Albans, Queens
According to the Post, NYPD brass are launching a “get-tough” policy to pressure police commanders to reduce rates.
How have the increased crime rates in Sheepshead Bay affected you? Do you think this is becoming a worse area to live in, or is it just an anomaly that will work itself out?