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New York struggles with rise in violent crime amid COVID-19

Clip: 05/20/2022 | 8m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

After hitting near historic lows pre-pandemic, crime has been spiking in many parts of the U.S., including in the nation's most populous city. Shootings in New York City have more than doubled this year compared to the same time period in 2019. The city's new mayor has made public safety his top priority, while polls show half of New Yorkers view crime as the leading issue. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 05/20/22

Rating: NR

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