Those numbers show that there is an epidemic of shootings in Gotham.
For the period from July 2 until July 8, 77 people were shot in the city, compared with 60 for the same week last year — a 28.3 percent increase, according to the Police Department.
The number of “shooting incidents” in that same time period spiked nearly 32 percent — going from 47 last year to 62 last week.
Murders jumped to 21 last week, compared with 18 for the period last year — a 16.7 percent increase, according to the NYPD.
The grim numbers track an already bloody uptick that began on Jan. 1.
Year to date, 880 people have been shot in the city, compared with 803 for the same span in 2011 — a 9.5 percent hike. And shootings are up 12.1 percent over the same time last year — 733 incidents compared with 653.
City Council Speaker — and mayoral hopeful — Christine Quinn, said, “We have seen a deeply troubling number of shootings over the past several days, which is unacceptable.”
Meanwhile, the Big Apple body count kept climbing.
Cops said a 30-year-old man was found dead in front of a building at 4 p.m. in Crown Heights in Brooklyn. He had been shot multiple times.