First Half of 2010 Sees Increases in NYC Violent Crimes

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While the overall crime rate in New York City through the first half of the year is down one percent (thanks to a 7 percent drop in grand larcenies), the other six categories of major felonies are up. Murders have risen 11 percent, rapes are up 13 percent, and shootings have increased 7 percent. [NYDN]