The New York Sun reports today on the 31% rise in assaults in the last two years in Brooklyn Heights:
New York Sun: Rise in Assaults…: Amy Finnerty said she was more surprised than frightened when a group of teenagers surrounded her recently as she was leaving her apartment building on a tranquil street in Brooklyn Heights. The sun had not yet dropped from the sky, and she was heading to a meeting nearby at her children's school.
"The last thing I was thinking was that I was going to get mugged," Ms. Finnerty, 47, said. "They were so young, at first I walked away."
The teenagers circled close, however, and grabbed her handbag, which was full of cash she had received for her birthday.
The article mentions incidents on Atlantic Avenue as well as on "quiet streets". Apart from what appears to be a rise in clochards rummaging through trash for cans and bottles have you noticed or experienced this "crime wave"?
(Update: Fresh NYPD Compstat figures for the 84th Precinct don't reflect a "crime wave".)