Sixty People Got Shot in 1-Week Period after Fewer Stop-and-Frisks
The number of people shot in the city last week jumped nearly 50 percent compared with the same period last year — and a deadly mix of hotter temperatures and fewer stop-and-frisks is to blame, cops said yesterday.
Sixty people were shot in the five boroughs last week — a 46 percent increase over last year’s 41 victims, police said.
Overall, the total number of shootings this year has hit 802 — a 7.9 percent increase over 743 for the same period last year.
Cops blamed the bloodbath on rising temperatures and increased scrutiny on the controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that proponents say takes dangerous criminals off the street.
“That is a major contributing factor,” one law-enforcement source said of the decrease in stop-and-frisks. “[Street cops] are collectively afraid. It’s because of the political consequences and [Civilian Complaint Review Board] complaints.”