Friday, July 8, 2016
NYPD says rapes up 7% in city
By John Annese and Thomas Tracy — Friday, July 8th, 2016 ‘The New York Daily News’
City rapes are on the rise, authorities said Thursday.
Cops are trying to quell a 7% jump in rape reports, officials said. As of Sunday, 706 rapes have occurred across the city — 45 more than the 661 reported a year earlier, statistics show.
A NYPD spokesman said the spike is being driven by a jump in domestic and acquaintance rapes.
“The number of people being raped in the street is actually decreasing,” the spokesman said.
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