New York City’s sharp rise in shootings this year continued to increase last week — as the number of shooting incidents and victims rose some 250 percent compared to the same period last year.
In the seven-day period between April 12 and 18, some 29 people were shot in 28 separate shootings across the city, according to stats compiled by the NYPD and obtained by The Post.
That’s an increase of 250 percent in the shooting incident category and an increase of 262.5 percent in shooting victims compared to the same period last year, when eight people were shot in eight incidents, according to the stats.
The numbers of shootings and victims have risen drastically in 2021, with a 59.6 percent hike in the number of people shot and a 64 percent increase in the number of incidents compared to the same period last year, according to the stats.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was quizzed about the sharp rise in violence during a radio interview Friday — but offered no new answers about how the city planned to curb the shootings.
Instead, Hizzoner sounded off on a number of talking points he’s highlighted in the past about gun seizures and a new community screening component for precinct commanders.
“It’s never been just about policing. It also has to be about community-based solutions,” de Blasio told WNYC host Brian Lehrer.
Despite the rise in gun violence, the number of homicides in the city decreased last week, compared to the same period last year.
Killings were down 60 percent, from 10 in the same period last year to four in 2021, according to the stats.
Year over year, homicides remain up, with 106 registered this year, compared to 100 from 2020.