Fatal shootings across NYC have nearly doubled since 2019: NYPD
Nearly twice as many people have died to gun violence in Gotham this year than last, striking new figures from the NYPD show.
A total of 209 people were shot and killed in the five boroughs as of Wednesday — compared to 109 over the same period in 2019.
Overall, 1,362 people have been shot in 1,106 incidents as of Wednesday, more than double the 674 victims in 575 shootings last year, the data shows.
The numbers come as the city continues to grapple with a spike in gunplay this year.
The Post reported Saturday that fewer witnesses are also coming forward this year, making it more difficult for cops to crack down on gun violence.
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