Quadruple killing threatens to kick city’s homicide rate into overdrive

New York Daily News Incident 2 days ago

The quadruple killing in Brooklyn Saturday has driven up the city’s homicide rate this year, threatening the NYPD’s highly touted murder reduction.

The bloodbath inside a Utica Ave. social club that left four dead has brought the city’s homicide tally up to 257 — nine more killings than the 248 homicides logged at the end of October last year. It’s also 13 more than investigated by the end of October 2017, according to a Daily News review of crime statistics.

And there are nearly three weeks left in this month.

The jump in homicide was from Saturday’s fatal shooting and the four killed by enraged homeless man in Chinatown on Oct. 5.

As of last Sunday, NYPD detectives were investigating 249 homicides this year, three more than last year. The NYPD had also responded to 625 shootings, 28 more than last year.

Eleven homicides — including the four men beat to death on Oct. 5 — were investigated in the first six days of the month, according to statistics.

The NYPD would not provide the homicide tally as of Friday, when last collected, but a review of murders in the city show that more four people were killed over the last week.

There were 289 murders last year, which was three fewer than the 292 in 2017: numbers the city hasn’t seen since the 1950s.

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