Murder Rate Falls in
North Brooklyn Brooklyn North [✜]
In south Brooklyn, the number of murders rose 31.4% (from 54 to 71). In north Brooklyn, the murder rate *dropped* 20.5% (the *News* doesn't report the raw numbers, but some quick math shows that the number of murders dropped from 112 to 89, so we're still ahead in this grim statistic).
(BTW - the Brooklyn North patrol borough runs from Cypress Hills west to Brooklyn Heights, and includes everything to the north of roughly Fulton or Atlantic, including East New York, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg and Greenpoint). A slightly outdated map of Brooklyn North here (BN now includes the 75th and 84th precincts); an equally outdated Brooklyn South map is here.)