According to the NY Post, the number of murders in North Brooklyn jumped 34 percent in the first half of the year.
In the 84th Precinct (Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn), robbery is up 21 percent, assault increased 12 percent and grand larceny is up 4 percent this year. Meanwhile, crime is down just about everywhere else in New York City.
The meeting will be held at Phoenix House, 50 Jay Street, between Plymouth and Water, 7th floor. Refreshments will be served and transportation will be provided. (Call Community Affairs, 718-875-6850, to arrange transportation within the 84th Precinct.)
Speculation: The Son of Planet PLG blog notes that Brooklyn North features many of the neighborhoods -- Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy -- that have had "a certain amount of frenzied real estate interest as of late."
Commentary on the Brownstoner blog: Everything boils down to real estate.
Photo (Sunset_Park_91) courtesy of Pro-Zak, Creative Commons license.