By Kevin Deutsch [email protected]
The number of homicides committed in New York City this year has surpassed the total recorded during all of 2019, records show.
At least 321 people have been slain by killers in the five boroughs since Jan. 1, eclipsing the 319 homicides tallied by police citywide last year, according to NYPD data.
As of Sept. 14 last year, police had recorded 230 homicides citywide—among the lowest per capita totals in the United States.
This year’s total represents a roughly 40 percent increase from 2019, but nowhere near the modern record set in 1990, when the NYPD investigated more than 2,200 killings.