New York City’s streets are flowing red with blood as stabbings and slashings soar out of control this year.
Shocking new stats show knife attacks have rocketed an alarming 26% since 2019.
By August 13, the NYPD had recorded a horrifying 3,365 stabbings and slashings.
That’s a massive spike from 2,666 just four years ago. It’s also up 5% from the 3,208 blade attacks in the same period last year.
The body count is mounting too. So far, 53 souls have lost their lives to cold steel this year.
That’s a shocking 29% jump from 41 murders by knife in 2019.
Cops blame weak leaders for letting hardened criminals run wild on the streets with impunity.
Controversial reforms mean thugs now walk free even when caught red-handed with a blade.
Ex-NYPD Sgt Joseph Giacalone raged: “It’s the same old story. Bad policy and lack of enforcement. Now everyone’s trying to figure out why we have so many knife attacks? Duh.”
Vulnerable subway riders are ripe pickings for bloodthirsty attackers who know they’ll likely dodge jail.
One 28-year-old woman needed 30 stitches and suffered nightmares after a crazed knifeman sliced her leg open on a Brooklyn train.
She sobbed: “To just be sitting there and have someone do that is mind-blowing.”
With knives cheaper and easier to hide than guns, every New Yorker is now potential prey.
TheNYPD’s own data paints a chilling picture of the blade menace plaguing the city.
Will Mayor Eric Adams act before the Big Apple becomes one big slasher flick?
The blood is on his hands.