Sixty people were shot in the five boroughs last week — a 46 percent increase over last year’s 41 victims, police said.
And that could just be the beginning, warned one law-enforcement source.
“With less cops, massive retirement looming and violence on the rise in the city, it’s gonna be a long, hot summer,” the source said.
Overall, the total number of shootings this year has hit 802 — a 7.9 percent increase over 743 for the same period last year.
Cops blamed the bloodbath on rising temperatures and increased scrutiny on the controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that proponents say takes dangerous criminals off the street.
Last week’s heat wave also was blamed for the crime uptick.
“Fewer arrests equals more criminals on the street,” the source said.