NEW YORK (PIX11) — The numbers are disturbing when it comes to teenagers either committing crimes or being the victims.
In 2022, teens were the suspects in 98 crimes, a 20% increase from last year, police said. Teens were also the victims of 119 crimes, a 22% spike from 2021.
On Friday, an 18-yeara-old allegedly fatally shot a 15-year-old boy on a Queens subway train, and on Saturday, four teens were shot leaving a house party in Long Island, police said.
PIX11’s Katie Corrado has more on the story in the video above.