Shootings in NYC may be slowing, new NYPD 'shooting victims' data shows

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City reported the same number of "shootings victims" last week as it did during the same week last year, statistics the NYPD released Monday show.

Thirty-four people were shot in New York City between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27 — the same number of “shooting victims” the NYPD reported during that time last year. 

The statistics indicate that gun violence in the five boroughs is slowing after a surge in shootings over the summer, the New York Post reported. For the past four months, the city consistently reported a higher number of weekly shooting victims than it did last year, according to the outlet.

Shooting incidents in New York City were still up year over year last week. The NYPD logged 31 shooting incidents last week, compared to 23 during the same week last year, the data shows.

A full breakdown of NYPD statistics by crime is below: