The number of teenage victims and shooters in the Big Apple has tripled in recent years with New Yorkers under 18 now accounting for an ever greater share of the bloodshed on city streets, a jolting new police memo reveals.
The findings are part of a three-page data analysis prepared by the New York Police Department, which was recently distributed to other law enforcement agencies around the city, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.
It reveals that 12.7% of identified shooters were younger than age 18 during the first eight months of 2022, a significant jump from the same time period in 2017, when 9.2% of shooters were identified as teenagers.
Compounding that finding, the share of teenagers injured or killed in shootings has also exploded over the five-year period.
Teenagers represented 10.9% of the shooting victims across the five boroughs over the…