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Fort Greene crime increased in 2006

From today's NY Times article on city-wide crime, it quoted Fort Greene as having 11 murders, compared to none in 2005.

The sense that New Yorkers are increasingly inhabiting two different realities seems particularly strong in places like Fort Greene, Brooklyn, home to a thriving cafe scene and crime-plagued public housing complexes.

Eleven homicides were recorded in the neighborhood last year, compared with none in 2005.

Strolling along a stretch of DeKalb Avenue by Fort Greene Park late last week, Cheryl Pickett, 36, said she had no idea that murders had risen so sharply in the area.

Ms. Pickett, who has lived in Fort Greene for five years, said her perception of the neighborhood had not changed. She still thinks of it as a safe, child-friendly place with charming shops and bars.


At January 14, 2007 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times got it wrong. If you look on the NYPD Web site, the stats for the 88th precinct (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill) show 11 murders in 2005, the same as in 2001.


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