Thursday, December 20, 2007

Crime Soars in Central Brooklyn

By Veronika Belenkaya
New York Daily News

When it comes to crime in Manhattan and central Brooklyn, it's a tale of two cities.

While most New Yorkers walk the streets without fear because crime is down, many Crown Heights residents say they hear gunshots all night long and are afraid to go out for groceries after dark.

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, where murders have increased in the last year as they have fallen citywide, drug dealing and burglary also are terrorizing residents. Muggings are so common in East New York and Brownsville that seniors won't go out.

"Many people in the Police Department have congratulated themselves that crime is down, but people in our communities see a different picture," said Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-Crown Heights.)

Full story here.

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