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New York City shootings and violent crime enjoyed years-long declines, but are set to hit highs not seen since the mid-2000s.NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY1 on Tuesday, “I wish I had better news on gun violence specifically,” but that “we’re looking to close out the year on a 14-year high.”
To give you an idea of just how big an increase that is, shootings were up 96% over 2019 in just the first 11 months of plague-wracked 2020. There were 115 shootings in just November, which NY1 says is “a 112% increase from the same time last year.”
New Yorkers also witnessed 28 murders last month, or one a day assuming killers take off Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That’s a 38% increase over last November.
The deadly crime wave isn’t due to inactivity on the part of the NYPD. Shea says …