Ten children under the age of five have been murdered by a parent or guardian since January, a large increase over last year, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly in a press conference Friday.
Ten children have been murdered by their parent or guardian since January
Kelly said the significant jump was a cause for concern by the police department.
“We are attempting to do anything we can to address this issue but it’s difficult to identify a specific cause,” he said. “But they seem to be all over the board as to why these terrible events have taken place.”
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