Murders Increase in New York City

Murders in New York City have spiked this year and Mayor Bill de Blasio says it’s not acceptable.

So far this year, 299 people have been killed. That’s up 8.7 percent from a year ago.

“Everyone is doing their job and everyone is digging deeper to get under the skin of this problem and address it but we are not going to accept this situation,” de Blasio said.

De Blasio said despite the increase in murders, overall crime continues to fall in the city.

“We have seen a very consistent pattern of overall crime continuing to drop. That’s something to celebrate. All the men and women of the NYPD deserve credit for that,” the mayor said.

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