Health Department: Brooklyn has highest complaint of rats in city

New Yorkers have made 8,335 rodent complaints to the city's 311 hotline so far this year, according to the city's health department. The Health Department

New Yorkers have made 8,335 rodent complaints to the city's 311 hot line so far this year, according to the city's health department.

New Yorkers have made 8,335 rodent complaints to the city's 311 hot line so far this year, according to the city's health department. (5/2/16)

BROOKLYN - New Yorkers have made 8,335 rodent complaints to the city's 311 hotline so far this year, according to the city's health department. 

The Health Department says rodent complaints are on the rise especially in Brooklyn where people have reported 2,542 cases of rats just this year. 

Coming in second place is Manhattan with over 2,000 complaints, followed by the Bronx with 1,900 and Queens with 1,300 complaints.

The Health Department released a statement saying, "We attribute the rise in rodent complaints to the launch of the new 311 mobile app, launched in February 2014. There were 863 rodent complaints via the mobile app in 2015, and 1,816 rodent complaints via the mobile app in 2016."

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