While overall crime appears to be going down, certain precincts saw a rise in homicides in the first half of 2018, according to data the NYPD released Tuesday.

The city had 853 fewer crime reports compared to the same period in 2017. Reported robberies, burglaries, grand larcenies, and shootings also decreased.

But there was an 8 percent increase in homicides, with 147 reported in the first half of the year, compared to 136 at the same point last year.

Two precincts in the Bronx have seen the biggest jump.

"That's the 40 [Precinct] and the 48 [Precinct], so we're putting additional resources into both precincts. So it is localized," Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. "It's not any comfort to the murder victims and their families, but it is localized to two precincts."

Police also noted a 33 percent increase in reported rapes.

Officials attribute the increase to more victims coming forward, as opposed to an actual increase.


Crime reports: 853 fewer crime reports year-to-date, down 1.8 percent.

Homicides: 147 reported year-to-date, up from 136 in 2017 (8.1 percent increase).

Rapes: 903 reported year-to-date, up from 678 in 2017 (33.2 percent increase).

Shootings: 340 incidents reported year-to-date, down from 360 in 2017 (5.6 percent decrease).

Robberies: 6,196 robberies reported year-to-date, compared to 6,619 in 2017 (6.4 percent decrease).

Felonious assaults: 9,782 felonious assaults reported year-to-date, down from 9,827 in 2017 (0.5 percent decrease).

Burglaries: 5,458 burglaries reported year-to-date, down from 5,768 in 2017 (5.4 percent decrease).

Grand larcenies: 20,403 grand larcenies reported year-to-date, compared to 20,658 in 2017 (1.2 percent decrease).

Grand larceny autos: 2,448 grand larceny autos year-to-date, compared to 2,504 in 2017 (2.2 percent decrease).

Transit crimes: 1,144 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau year-to-date, down from 1,210 in 2017 (5.5 percent increase).

Crimes in the Housing Bureau: 2,304 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau year-to-date, down from 2,326 in 2017 (0.9 percent decrease).

For a full breakdown of crime statistics for this June, visit the NYPD's website.