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East Elmhurst »

Rikers Violence Up Despite Increased Spending and Smaller Inmate Population

The number of fights and assaults have increased 65 percent since 2007 as spending jumped 42 percent.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Police Called to Women's Shelter More Than 1,800 Times Since 2003

Residents say fights and crime occur regularly at the 200-bed shelter in Downtown Brooklyn.

Financial District »

Sephora Security Guard Attacked by Shoplifters Who Swiped Perfume: Police

Two women were arrested for punching a guard after grabbing six bottles of perfume, police said.

Melrose »

VIDEO: Shopkeeper Takes Gun From Masked Thief and Tries to Chase Him Down

Ali Muhammad Hamissou slugged a gun-toting thief who was robbing his shop, he said.

South Street Seaport »

3 Men Stabbed During Late-Night Fight at South Street Seaport, NYPD Says

A brawl on South St. last week left three men with slashes across their faces and bodies, police said

Civic Center »

Rikers Island Fosters 'Unchecked Cycle of Violence' Against Teens, Feds Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's report found alarming treatment of incarcerated adolescents at Rikers.

Astoria »

15-Year-Old Boy Shot in Shoulder Outside Astoria Houses, Police Say

A shooting near the Astoria Houses injured a teen and a 30-year-old man, officials said.

Civic Center »

Despite Bloody Weekend, Shootings Were Down Last Week: NYPD Data

Shootings are up 8 percent this year, but the NYPD got some respite with fewer incidents this week.  

Central Harlem »

Underage Smoker Shoots Bodega Workers With BB Gun After He's Denied Cigar

After being turned away, the suspect returned with friends to shoot staff with a BB gun, police said.

Morrisania »

Teen Shot In Leg in Morrisania Amid Rise in Gun Violence, Police Say

The man is in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital, according to the NYPD.

Queens Village »

Family of 19-Year-Old Killed Over Headphones Launches Anti-Violence Effort

Relatives of Carl Richardson established a foundation in his name to help curb violence after his death.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Violence Drops as Final Gang Members Plead Guilty

Sixty-two people from three gangs all pleaded guilty in the three-year investigation.

Greenpoint »

Teen Siblings Hospitalized After Bullying Nightmare at Greenpoint School

Two siblings were attacked by their classmates at Frances Perkins Academy, police said.

Red Hook »

Gang Rivalry Sparked Violence in Carroll Gardens, Police Say

A rivalry between residents of Red Hook and Gowanus housing projects led to the violence, cops said.

Central Harlem »

LGBT Community Learns Self Defense Following Beating Death of Islan Nettles

The class at the Ali Forney Center in Harlem taught participants how to defend themselves.

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