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Rikers Crime Stats to be Counted Separately from South Bronx

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Crimes committed at Rikers Island will no longer be included in the crime statistics of the South Bronx police precinct it's located in.

The NYPD will consider Rikers crimes separately from the crimes committed in the 41st precinct.

The Daily News says adding Rikers' numbers inflated crime statistics for the Hunts Points neighborhood and forced residents to pay higher insurance rates.

The change comes in the midst of a massive criminal investigation into corruption and violence at the jail.

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