Danger in Brownsville

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  • Another Inocent Child Killed
  • About Brownsville
  • Leading Crime Rates
  • How Do Crime Rates Affect African-Americans?
  • Can Demographics Influence Crime?
  • Gang Violence
  • Terror In Your Own Backyard
  • How to Counteract Violence
  • Community Organizations Offer Support
  • Brownsville Deadliest Neighborhood In New York

Leading Crime Rates

In 2010, Brownsville’s 73rd Police Department logged 28 murders, a 33 percent increase from 2009, according to a DNA Info Crime and Safety Report. In 2012, more than 160 of the city’s 419 murders took place in Brooklyn alone, almost half occurred in Brownsville or East New York.

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