That was the headline in today's New York Post.
The Post reports that the statistic for murder was up 18.2 percent this month when compared to the same month of January in 2014. The numbers were 39 this year to only 33 last year. This is also a 30 percent increase from the same reporting time two years ago.
The Post also reports that the number of shooting victims was up by 30 percent from 90 last year to 117 this year for the same period. Shootings also were up 22.5 percent from 80 last year to 98 this year.
The Post goes on to say that most of the increase has been in Manhattan South and South Queens. You can read the entire Post story here.