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Bratton: Crime is Down Three Percent in 2014

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Police Commissioner Bratton says the city's seeing an overall 3 percent reduction in crime from last year, but there are some statistics that concern him.

The commissioner says if things continue as they have so far in 2014 we could see fewer murders than last year, but there has been an increase in murders in the Bronx.

Assaults—especially domestic violence—and car and phone theft are also up.

Another area of concern is Brownsville, Brooklyn.

The NYPD says through last week 35 people had been shot there, up from 20 people shot by the same date last year.

Twelve of those shootings took place in housing developments within the 73rd precinct.

"73 in particular has a huge concentration of public housing developments and we clearly understand that for a variety of reasons there is still a lot of the violent crime that we're still seeing focused in those areas," Bratton says.

Earlier this week, Bratton told the City Council he's adding as many 320 more cops to problem spots in housing projects. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP