Total crime, which focuses on the “seven majors” — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto — is down 7.9 percent for the last three months, as compared to the same period last year, data reveal.
“The reality of this city is that the city is getting safer and it’s getting safer because the cops are focusing on what they do and by and large are not paying attention to the left or to the right, which is appropriate,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
He says the record lows are proof that the city is on a good path and that liberal and conservative critics need to back off.
Yes, quality of life is getting better, according to these surveys…
But why doesn’t it feel like it?
In Central Brooklyn, for example, crime is up over the past three months, compared to last year at this time. Rents are skyrocketing; the city’s roads and infrastructure are crumbling and dated (potholes haven’t been fixed since last winter and it’s almost winter again), and the cost of transportation in the city is about to go up again.
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