• Tue. May 30th, 2023


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New York crime: Will more police flatten a wave of gun violence?

Despite Jackie’s fears, citywide homicides are still below the peak of the 1990s, when 1,000 to 2,000 people were being killed every year. But in communities such as Harlem where the crime is concentrated, Jackie and the other mothers are not the only ones who feel things are worse than they’ve ever been, in large part due to the stressors posed by Covid-19 and the high proliferation of guns.