NYPD to unleash ‘Summer All Out’ initiative to help curb violence

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MANHATTAN-- The violence has hit an all-time high in New York City and some fear it will be an even bloodier summer.

Hundreds of cops will flood city streets beginning Monday as part of an aggressive NYPD initiative "Summer All Out" to combat the rise in murders and shootings.

About 330 new officers will take to some of the city's toughest streets.

"Summer All Out" starts today--work peak crime shifts-- 4 p.m. to midnight to 8 a.m.

In areas such as the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn (11 homicides through May 31), the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn (seven homicides) and the 113th Precinct in St. Albans and Hollis in Queens (seven homicides altogether), according to Crime Stats.

They will also concentrate on public housing developments with the highest crime rates.

135 people were murdered in the first five months of 2015.

A 19.5 percent spike in homicides along with troublesome increases in the number of shootings and victims.

Last year's 328 killings were the lowest the city had since the 1960s.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton rolled out the same crime-fighting initiative last summer, producing a big drop in shootings.

Officers decided to start the program a month earlier this year to try and help the curb of violence.

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