Too many people have been slashed in NYC during separate incidents. These slashing crimes happen all too often when innocent people are randomly slashed and these actions are linked to several similar attacks across the city in the past several months.
This crime wave of slashing attacks has been terrorizing the people of New York since the year began and has gripped both hardened city folks and tourists with fear while experts do not have an explanation.
NYPD statistics have compiles hundreds of slashing attacks, with double digit percentage growth above the pace set last year. http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/home.shtml
Over a dozen people have died in stabbings, or as a result of slashing trauma in the nation's largest city to date in 2016, but most of these have been random attacks that have left victims with facial cuts.
Random violence is up all across this country, but in New York City alone, where gun control is most restrictive, it is the illegal use knives and sharp blades, which have reached an epidemic proportion.
Given that other major cities around the nation have seen no major increase in slashing attacks, experts believe New York City is in the throes of a bloody copycat phenomenon.