Meanwhile, hate crimes against Asian Americans in the city exploded 400 percent this year — 80 incidents versus 16 last year — with new cases of anti-Asian attacks reported every day. The NYPD, however, only began tracking the bias category around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall, major crimes — including murder, rape and robbery — were up 30 percent compared to last year — but were down 3.2% compared to 2019’s tally.
Only murder and car thefts had gone up from pre-pandemic numbers.
The city recorded 44 murders last month, up from 38 in April 2020 and 23 in April 2019.
Car thefts soared to 749 cases in April, compared to 558 last year and 351 in 2019.