- 27 robberies have taken place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side over the past four weeks – a 286 percent increase when compared to the same time last year
- Over the weekend, cops charged three teenagers for a spate of armed hold-ups that took place near the homes of billionaires Henry Kravis and John Paulson
- An analysis of data reveals that robberies are also on the rise in other affluent Manhattan neighborhoods, including TriBeCa, SoHo and the West Village
- It’s proof that New York’s wealthiest residents are not immune from crime spike gripping the city
- New York City reported a 177 percent increase in shootings in July when compared to the same month last year; murders spiked by 20 percent
New York City‘s wealthiest neighborhood is grappling with a spike in armed robberies, new data reveals.
Manhattan’s Upper East Side has seen 27 robberies over the past four weeks – a 286 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD.
Alarmingly, a significant number of those have involved locals being held up at gunpoint.
For the entirety of 2019, the Upper East Side only reported four armed robberies. This year, 14 have already been reported.
The figures are causing alarm in the ritzy neighborhood, where residents boast an average annual income of $322,400.
The Upper East Side is also known for its high concentration of billionaires – and some of the crimes have taken place just feet from their lavish residences.