NYC shootings in 2020 matched prior two years combined

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So many bullets flew in the Big Apple in 2020 that the number of shootings and gun victims matched the totals for the two prior years combined.

NYPD statistics released Friday show that 1,868 people were hit by gunfire in 1,531 separate shooting incidents last year — matching the totals for both categories in 2018 plus 2019.

Police reported a total of 1,820 victims and 1,531 shooting incidents in those two years, the stats show.

The 2020 spike in violence comes after the five boroughs had seen a dip in gunplay between 2017 and 2019.

But last year saw a resurgence in shootings amid lockdown restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic, a reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement that called for defunding police and a state bail reform law that allowed many suspects to remain free without bail.

The NYPD also disbanded its Street Crimes Unit in June due to cutbacks.

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