Is Crime Going Up in NYC?

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A teen suicide, several murders, a gang rampage, and an uptick in crime have plagued New York City in the past month and citizens are wondering if it’s a horrible new trend.

Even in small communities, crime is on an upswing. The Local, which covers the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill area, has been reporting on an increase of assaults, robberies and shootings in their small area in Brooklyn. The 88th Precinct said they will increase foot patrols and asked the community for help.

But are measures like this going to help? Or is the situation is turning hopeless?

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