Crime in city parks surged 39 percent in the first six months of the year.
There were 156 robberies, up 36 percent from the same period last year, and 94 assaults, up 24 percent. Grand larcenies skyrocketed by 67 percent, with 194 reported between January and June of this year, compared to 116 in the first six months of 2015.
Six rapes were reported, down from eight a year ago. One murder was reported, down from three in the same period in 2015.
Overall, a total of 460 crimes were reported in the first two quarters, versus 330 in 2015.