Crime on the Rise in Largest NYC Parks

A police car patrols Prospect Park in Brooklyn. In newly released statistics, New York’s largest parks witnessed a 7-percent rise in crimes committed in 2012. The new numbers, which are at odds with a general citywide drop in crime in 2012, were in comparison to the previous year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A police car patrols Prospect Park in Brooklyn. In newly released statistics, New York’s largest parks witnessed a 7-percent rise in crimes committed in 2012. The new numbers, which are at odds with a general citywide drop in crime in 2012, were in comparison to the previous year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)