PH consulate tells Filipinos to remain vigilant amid rise in crimes in New York | Global News
Close  

PH consulate tells Filipinos to remain vigilant amid rise in crimes in New York

/ 08:52 AM July 21, 2022
Philippine Consulate General - New York | PHOTO: PCG New York official website

Philippine Consulate General – New York | PHOTO: PCG New York official website

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos in New York are again urged to remain vigilant amid the reported rise in crimes in the city.

Citing police data, the Philippine Consulate General in New York City said that major crimes across the city, including transit and hate crimes, spiked by 37 percent.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in New York advises the Filipino Community to remain vigilant in view of the latest statistics released by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) indicating a 37 percent increase in major crimes citywide,” the consulate said in a statement late Wednesday.

FEATURED STORIES

ADVISORY 077-2022INCREASE IN CRIME IN NEW YORK CITYThe Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in New…

Posted by Philippine Consulate General in New York on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

READ: Man charged in New York with hate crime for attacking Asian women

Aside from transit and hate crimes, grand larceny grew to 49 percent this year; grand larceny auto, 46.2 percent; robbery, 39.2 percent; and burglary 32.9 percent, NYPD figures showed.

Filipinos were further called on to be “situationally aware at all times when outside their residences and to take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

The latest victim of an attack in the city was an 18-year-old Filipino tourist from Cebu who was beaten up near the Philippine Center in Manhattan, New York City last week.

The incident was the 41st criminal act against Filipinos in New York since 2021.

EDV

Subscribe to our global nation newsletter


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: New York, Overseas Filipinos, Philippine Consulate General in New York
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.