Year-end crime numbers for New York City show violence was up significantly in 2020.
There were 462 homicides in all of 2020 compared to 319 homicides in 2019, an increase of 143 or 44.8%.
There were 1,531 shooting incidents in 2020, up 97% from 777 incidents in 2019.
In those shooting incidents last year, 1,868 people were actually hit by bullets, an increase of 102% from the year before.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Dermot Shea are expected to hold their yearend crime briefing next week to discuss the increases and plans to curb violence for 2021.