The 146% surge in felony assaults in Bronx's 41st Precinct [PDF] is due to a spike in assaults on Rikers Island. Last month there were 106, compared with 43 during the same period in 2012. Sources told the Post that there's been an increase in fights among Crips and Trinitario gang members because the Correction Department began housing the two together in the same detention center.

“For the last 30 years, Crips have always been separated — everyone wants to beat up the Crips. But because more Trinitarios started getting locked up, they’re now throwing them in this one area," the source says. "And, of course, the Trinitarios are getting abused. They can’t use the phone. They can’t watch TV. They can’t get food.”

A 45-minute brawl between the gang members allegedly erupted in August over a hot plate needed to cook a grilled cheese sandwich, and last month guards discharged pepper spray during an altercation that saw four Correction officers and one inmate injured.

A Correction spokesperson notes that the jump in assaults was due in part to a new system that requires all assaults to be logged, as opposed to ones that result in arrest. There were 139 assaults on Correction employees in October and November of this year, compared with 119 in the same period in 2012, though a majority of those result in no injuries or minor injuries to the officer.