New York is on pace to have its third straight year of car thefts, and this year’s figures suggest that car thefts are up. 

According to the National Safety Council, the number of car theft incidents nationwide rose to 2,838,931 in 2016, from 2,703,946 the year before. 

That’s up from 1,636,934 in 2015.

The total number of thefts rose from 721,979 in 2015 to 727,842 last year. 

But the numbers also show that car theft, which has traditionally been a relatively low-profile crime, has exploded in New Yorkers. 

According to the police, car theft increased by about 1,300 per day in the past year, with the most recent figures being released Friday. 

The number of cars stolen jumped nearly 50% from last year to about 9.6 million. 

Overall, New York reported 7,500 car thefts from April 1 through June 30, up from 6,500 in the same period last year, according to police. 

More than half of the cars that were stolen in New Jersey in the last year were registered in New Mexico. 

New York City police and the NYPD also reported that the city’s murder rate in 2016 rose slightly, to 8.4 murders per 100,000 people, from 8.1 per 100 the year prior. 

Police say that the increase is a result of the surge in robberies and burglaries in New Yorks neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. 

Last year, more than 1,200 burglaries were reported in the city, compared to 1,160 last year and 1,075 in 2014. 

“We are seeing the highest level of crime in many years,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“It’s a testament to the hard work of the police and our detectives who are protecting us every day.” 

De Blasio said he believes the rise in crime stems from the city and the federal government’s crackdown on illegal gun sales, including the crackdown on online gun sales. 

There have been a number of gun-related arrests in NewYork City in recent weeks, including an arrest of a man who allegedly sold guns to people on Craigslist. 

In April, New York Police announced that they had arrested a man for the alleged murder of a police officer who was shot in the head during an armed robbery. 

As of this week, police had arrested four people in connection with the killing of a homeless man on the Lower East Side in April. 

A man is in custody in connection to a robbery in Brooklyn that happened on Wednesday, March 17, in which a person stole a car, took off, and fled the scene, according the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said the robbery occurred in the area of West 14th Street and W. 46th Street. 

Thompson said that after he called 911 to report the robbery, a man ran away and turned himself in to police and a robbery suspect. 

No one was hurt in the robbery.