The Bronx has seen a 19.5 percent increase

The Bronx has seen a 19.5 percent increase in killings this year compared to 2015, at a time when the city as a whole is witnessing a nearly 9 percent drop, according to most currently available police data. Pictured: Mayor Bill de Blasio, Commissioner Bill Bratton and Chief James O'Neil speak to members of the NYPD's Critical Response Group before their Independence Day shift at the Critical Response Command on Randalls Island in New York City on July 4, 2016. (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

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