Mayor Bloomberg’s hometown, no less.
Passing more gun control only increases violent crime…
(NY Post) - Some of Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods are exploding in a wave of violent crime that hearkens back to the bad old days when people feared going out at night, according to NYPD data obtained by The Post.
Chelsea, Gramercy Park, TriBeCa, SoHo and Midtown South all posted a frightening rise in rapes in the first three months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. Felony assaults in the usually peaceful West Village nearly tripled, the new crime statistics show.
Greenwich Village’s 6th Precinct tied the Rockaways’ grimy 100th Precinct for the city’s biggest year-to-date overall crime spike.
“We are the new 42nd Street before it was cleaned up. All of those problems came here,” lamented Robert Ziegler, 48, the co-owner of the Boots & Saddle bar on Christopher Street.
“I’ve been here for 15 years, and this last four or five years is the worst I thought I’d ever see it.
“But these past few months, it’s gotten worse.”
Increases in rapes, felony assault and grand larceny sent Village crime stats rocketing 28.7 percent during the Jan. 1-to-April 7 reporting period, the figures show.