When New York City and Chicago were the two most populous cities in the United States (Los Angeles has supplanted Chicago as #2) there was a more or less friendly, ongoing competition between the two for which was the best to live in.
But now? There is a very different competition: which is the least safe of the two. And both cities seem determined to win.
My previous blog detailed Chicago’s huge uptick in gun violence.
Well, here is how New York is doing, from Joe Marino, Craig McCarthy, Sara Dorn and Aaron Feis’s article in the New York Post:
There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019.
A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.
And it’s only the first days of August, with five more months before the year is over.
The year’s plague of gunplay has touched every borough, killing or injuring 942 victims and cutting down not just hardened gang members but innocent children.