NYC felonies in 2022 were the highest reported amount

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Ian Patrick, FISM News

It’s no wonder the migrants in New York City are looking to take a bus up to Canada.

New York Police Department (NYPD) data reported by The New York Post shows 172,852 felonies reported in the year 2022. According to the New York Post, this is “the most since 2006” when these stats were made publicly available.

In addition, the Post says that 2022’s felony data is “up 20.4% from 2021, when 143,522 complaints were recorded.”

Former NYPD supervisor Chris Hermann told the Post that his data is a “once-in-a-lifetime” event, since anything in a big city isn’t “supposed to grow that much or go down that much in one year.”

Although murders dropped from 2021 to 2022, every other major felony saw an increase within that same time period. This includes burglary, rape, felony assault, and robberies to name a few.

In fact, 2022 in the Big Apple ended with 126,588 serious offenses in major crimes. This represents “the first time the city topped 120,000 major crimes since 2007.”

The data set for 2022 also shows 264,672 recorded misdemeanors and 83,071 violations.

Mayor Eric Adams, a former city police officer himself, has previously blamed much of the rise in major crimes on New York’s treatment of criminals.

Adams has pressed for the repealing of a 2019 New York law that reformed the bail system for criminals. According to The Brennan Center for Justice, the bill essentially allowed judges “to set bail in almost any case involving a violent felony.”

For all other cases, including nonviolent felonies, “judges may release people on their own recognizance or impose some other set of conditions to ensure their return to court.”

Speaking in 2022, Adams said this bill is allowing criminals “who are doing burglaries, grand larcenies, robberies” to keep repeating these crimes.

“I cannot be clearer that we have created an atmosphere in the city, if not the country, that people who commit these crimes are not being held accountable and that sends a signal on the streets that ‘We can continue to commit these crimes,'” Adams said to reporters.

“‘Catch, release, repeat’ cannot be a criminal justice mantra,” he added.