Shooting fatalities to date are also nearly double what they were last year, according to the NYPD.
As of September 20, a total of 1,123 shooting incidents happened in New York City, compared with 580 as of the same day in 2019, NYPD Detective Denise Moroney told CNN. Additionally, there were 214 shooting incident deaths and 1,383 overall victims as of September 20, compared to 111 shooting incident deaths and 679 victims as of the same date last year, she said.
Moroney said there four shooting incidents with seven victims on Sunday. There were none on the same day in 2019.
The latest data tracks a pattern across American cities this year of increases in gun violence combined with fewer crime complaints overall.
The increases coincide with the end of pandemic-related shutdowns, mass unemployment due to the pandemic, mass protests condemning anti-Black police violence and the summer, when crime annually increases.