New York Police Department ranks are shrinking to their thinnest in nearly a decade amid plummeting morale linked to anti-cop protests, even as crime in the nation's largest city is spiking.
The latest workforce data comes just after the NYPD reported an increase in shooting incidents, murders and burglaries over the first nine months of the year.
As of Oct. 6, approximately 2,385 officers have filed for retirement in 2020, a spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to Fox News on Friday.
During the same time last year, the department saw just under 1,300 members retire. "We're living through very challenging times," NYPD Chief of Personnel Martin Morales said Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.