The police said that compared with the same period last year, the crime rate in New York City rose in March, murder cases rose by 36%, and hate crime incidents surged.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) said on Tuesday that hate crimes against Asian Americans surged last month, with 31 hate crimes reported in March 2021, and no hate crimes occurred in the same month of 2020.
In March 2021, the Big Apple’s murders also increased by 36%. At that time, 34 murders were reported, compared with 25 a year ago. The police said that the number of shootings also increased from 56 to 99, an increase of nearly 77%.
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According to NYPD statistics, by March 2021, the total number of index crimes has increased slightly, an increase of 2.4% year-on-year. Nevertheless, compared with March 2020, the number of robberies and burglaries reported this month has decreased.
The police found in March that hate crimes among various population groups had fallen overall-although only by 3%. However, the police said that the New York Police Department also found that based on the individual’s sexual orientation, hate crimes against individuals have surged by 40%, and hate crimes have also increased, categorized as “race” and “other.”
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In one of the more noteworthy incidents, a 65-year-old woman was the victim of an unprovoked attack on March 29 when she was walking to a church in Manhattan.
According to law enforcement documents and officials, her assailant was later identified as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot (Brandon Elliot) repeatedly kicked and beat the woman, and told her: “F —you, You don’t believe here, you are Asian…” Eliot was charged with second-degree hate crimes, was acquitted on bail, and was released on bail for first-degree hate crimes attempted.
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Records show that Eliot, who was released on parole for murdering his mother, is currently being held on Ricks Island.