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New York City Violence

NYPD Boosts Patrols After Bloody Weekend

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

Responding to a bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and more than two dozen were shot, the NYPD on Monday beefed up police staffing at pu...

NYC's Murder Rate Is Historically Low This Year

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York

The number of New York City homicide deaths this year, already plummeting to historic lows, is actually lower than police statistics show. That's bec...

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: After 3-Year-Old Shot, A Rally To End Violence In Bed-Stuy

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN -- Isaiah Rivera was playing in an elephant-shaped sprinkler on a warm Sunday afternoon earlier this month when two men charged into the play...

16 New Yorkers Murdered In Five Days

Posted 07.09.2012 | New York

Over a 5-day stretch beginning on July Fourth and ending Sunday, 16 New Yorkers were killed. Some lowlights: A Bed-Stuy mom with terminal cancer al...

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Rises: Report

Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following a gay pride weekend marked by hate-motivated violence, advocates in New York City plan a press conference on Wednesday morning to ...