The latest NYPD crime statistics revealed a 29% jump in robberies for October 11-17 compared to last year, according to the NY Post, and that means top NYPD officials will be holding an "emergency summit today.... Chief of Department Joseph Esposito, the highest ranking uniformed officer, and Chief of Operations Patrick Timlin are expected to grill the heads of the NYPD's eight borough commands, detective borough chiefs and housing and transit borough chiefs, the sources said."

Further, there were 1,818 robberies in the past 28 days, which is an 18.8% increase over the 2009 numbers. NYPD spokesman Paul Brown explained, "Whenever we see spikes in crime, the borough commanders are asked to report on conditions in their commands, on the measures being used to address spikes, and there's a discussion of whether further measures should be considered... The spike's attributable mainly to young robbers, teens and preteens, taking cellphones and other personal electronic devices." iPhones, the new 8-ball jacket.