Murders and rapes are soaring in New York City in 2019, despite an overall lower crime rate.

The NYPD is reporting that during the first two months of 2019, murders and rapes increased drastically in all five city boroughs.

CBS 2 reports:

According to the NYPD’s weekly CompStat reports, 51 murders were reported through Feb. 24 – a staggering 50-percent increase from the same point last year.

Authorities are reporting a 23.6 percent increase in rapes in 2019. There have been 267 cases reported through Feb. 24, with 31 coming in just a seven-day period from Feb. 18-24.

Sex crimes in the city have skyrocketed–from 459 in 2018 to 580 through the same time period in 2019–a 26 percent increase.

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