On Tuesday, the NYPD said fifteen individuals were injured in shootings in New York City over Labor Day Weekend, a considerable decrease from the previous year’s holiday weekend.
According to police, three individuals were shot on Saturday, five on Sunday, and seven on Monday as gunfire rang across the city.
The NYPD revealed a 48% decrease from the same calendar dates last year when 29 individuals were injured in 20 separate shootings Friday through Sunday. Labor Day Monday 2021 shooting statistics were not immediately available.
On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams stated that there were no shootings associated with this weekend’s J’Ouvert celebration and West Indian Parade, which had previously been rocked by violence.
While gunshots were down over the weekend, they were up 8% year to date as of Sunday.
This year, the NYPD has investigated 1,793 shootings, compared to 1,659 at this time last year.
According to NYPD statistics, robbery and assault have increased by 39% and 18%, respectively, this year.
Homicides, on the other hand, have fallen by 12% in the city this year, with 290 slayings so far this year compared to 331 at this time last year.