New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who campaigned for mayor by opposing the defunding of police, announced this week that the city’s police may receive less or the same amount of funding in the city’s 2022 budget.
“The budget is basically going to be flat,” Adams said about the $107 billion budget. “There may be a slight decrease in the next few months, but it’s basically going to remain flat.”
Despite his tough-on-crime platform, crime in the city rose 38.5 percent in January and jumped to 41.65 percent in February. All categories of crime have spiked, except murders. Felony assaults are up 13 percent, while shooting victims are up almost 30, and rape and robbery are also up around 35 percent.
Breitbart News reported that “72 out of NYC’s 77 police precincts have seen crime rise this year. Only five are at 2021 levels or have dropped below last year’s rates… The 110th Precinct located in Elmhurst, Queens, has seen the largest increase in crime… with a more than 142 percent increase over last year. The 26th Precinct in Harlem has seen the second highest crime rate increase, NYPD reporting a 122 percent spike in incidents this year. The jump is largely due to an increase in assaults, grand larceny, and burglaries.”