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'Defend the police' Rep. Bowman sees 30% violent crime surge in North Bronx

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This is the third part of a Fox News Digital series about politicians and local crime in "police defense." Read the first two parts here and here 

New York Democratic Rep. Jamal Bowman, who has repeatedly called for police defunding, has seen crime soar in his district's North Bronx neighborhood. .

Bowman, a Democratic socialist who joined the far-left squad alongside his Congressman Cori Bush on his oath of office last January, has advocated the dismantling of the U.S. criminal justice system. .

"We cannot reform such a brutal and inhumane system. We will not fund the police, we will not fund a system that is terrorizing our communities." Bowman announced the month following the election, December 29, 2020.

``Republicans want to unfund all government programs except those that actively terrorize blacks and people of color.'' }, he tweeted on April 19, 2021.

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U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) speaks at the National Action Network’s (NAN) three-day annual national convention on April 07, 2022 in New York City. 

U.S. Congressman Jamal Bowman (D-New York) is a three-day National Speaking at the Action Network's (NAN) Annual National Convention. April 7, 2022, New York City.  ((Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

"It's time to disarm the police."Bowman tweeted October 6. 14, 2019.

Since taking office, Bowman has served in the North Bronx in his 16th congressional district, which includes Speighten Dyvil, Woodlawn, Eastchester Heights, and the Cope City district. We have witnessed an increase in violent crime in the area.According to the

NYPD crime map of the Borough of New York City, the Borman neighborhood Covering all or part of the 45th, 47th, and 50th boroughs, the NYPD inspects each borough's seven major crime categories each week, including murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, grand theft, and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Fox News Digital took the total number of violent crimes reported in these three districts so far this year (3,396) and compared it to last year's total (2,609). NYPD Aug. 1 to Aug. 1.8 report.

Analysis found that violent crime increased nearly 30% across the North Bronx compared to last year, with the largest increase in Precinct. 50, an increase of 74%.The district, which includes the neighborhoods of Spuyten Duyvil, Fieldston and Riverdale, saw a 123.5% increase in burglaries and a 153% increase in major motor vehicle thefts from last year.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) speaks at a demonstration where delivered over 1 million signatures calling for Congress to immediately investigate and impeach Clarence Thomas at the US Supreme Court on July 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. 

United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC, July 28, 2022 Demo filed over one million signatures calling for Congress to immediately investigate and impeach Clarence Thomas.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for MoveOn)

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Others in Bowman District Violent crime is also on the rise in For example, the much less populated city of Mount Vernon has seen a 39.4% increase in robberies so far this year compared to 2021, a 20.7% increase in robberies, and a 21.7% increase in burglaries. .

Smaller cities in the Bowman area, such as New Rochelle and Rye, reported nominal declines in some violent crimes between 2020 and 2021, although less recent than New York City. has been reported to have According to Rochelle, most violent crimes have declined except for rape and robbery, both of which have increased. In Rye, robberies fell, but assaults remained the same.

Former NYPD inspector Paul Mauro, in his Digital op-ed on Fox News Aug. 8, is perhaps the most prominent Ocasio his Cortez district. I investigated. He advocated defunding the police.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally for immigration provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 7, 2021 in Washington.

December 7, 2021, Washington, Federal Outside the Capitol, address a rally to include immigration provisions in the Better Reconstruction Act. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Mauro foundOcasio-Cortez's 14th constituency. This constituency also covers and shares a portion of the Bronx. Bowman and he were in the precinct of 45, watching 44. Violent crime has increased by 1% compared to 2021. 

Mauro noted that during the George Floyd scandal of 2020,Ocasio-Cortez said that the NYPD's annual budget would not be adequate and that it would "stop funding the police." That means we stop funding the police."


Then Mayor Bill de Blasio said in July 2020 signed his 2021 budget. He cut about $382 million (6.8%) from the NYPD to $5.22 billion, reports City State. The fiscal 2022 budget increased slightly to $5.44 billion for the New York Police Department, and the 2023 budget increased to $5.53 billion, adopted in June, the publication said. said.

The offices of Bowman and Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

Jessica Chasmar is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and her Twitter (@JessicaChasmar).