New York City experienced 743 fewer index crimes, or -8.1% in July 2017, compared with July 2016.
This reduction also set a new record for the fewest index crimes of any July in the modern CompStat-era.
Each borough of New York City saw a reduction in overall crime for July 2017, compared with July 2016.
(Crime is down in all of New York City’s five boroughs due to the hard work of the men and women of the NYPD alongside the communities they serve. Courtesy of the NYPD and YouTube)
These reductions further contributed to:
- There were 3,471 fewer overall index crimes citywide, or -6.0% year-to-date, compared with 2016, as well as the 91 fewer shootings citywide, or -17.1% year-to-date, compared with 2016, and
- There were 34 fewer murders citywide, or -17.3% year-to-date, compared with 2016
- There were 35 murders reported in July 2017, compared with 34 in July 2016. This is an increase of 1 crime, or +2.9%.
- There were 126 rapes reported in July 2017, compared with 148 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 22 crimes, or -14.9%.
- There were 1,224 robberies reported in July 2017, compared with 1,389 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 165 crimes, or -11.9%.
- There were 1,854 felonious assaults reported in July 2017, compared with 2,142 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 288 crimes, or -13.4%.
- There were 1,008 burglaries reported in July 2017, compared with 1,103 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 95 crimes, or -8.6%.
- There were 3,684 grand larcenies reported in July 2017, compared with 3,809 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 125 crimes, or -3.3%.
- There were 546 grand larceny autos reported in July 2017, compared with 595 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 49 crimes, or -8.2%.
- There were 80 shooting incidents reported in July 2017, compared with 97 in July 2016. This is a decrease of 17 crimes, or -17.5%.
“The hard work carried out by the men and women of the NYPD continues to drive down crime even further in New York City,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.
“As we have recently seen, this success has not come without extraordinary sacrifice. From targeted investigations of the select few responsible for the bulk of our crime, to the strengthening of meaningful relationships we rely on in every community we serve, the progress continues.”
“Thanks to the tireless work of the men and women of the NYPD, our city has experienced yet another month of public safety progress,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“What we’re seeing now is neighborhood and precision policing in action.”
“It is the continuation of this work, and the deepening of the bond between police and community, that will keep us the safest big city in the nation.”
- There were 175 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in July 2017, compared with 191 in July 2016. This is a decrease of 16 crimes, or -8.4%.
- There were 452 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in July 2017, compared with 509 in July 2016. This is a reduction of 57 crimes, or -11.2%.
Note: All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.
(A tribute to the NYPD ESU Tribute. Courtesy of M48 UXG and YouTube)
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest and one of the oldest municipal police departments in the United States, with approximately 36,000 officers and 18,000 civilian employees.
The NYPD was established in 1845, and today, is responsible for policing an 8.5-million-person city, by performing a wide variety of public safety, law enforcement, traffic management, counterterror, and emergency response roles.
In the past 25 years, the department has achieved spectacular declines in both violent and property crime, ensuring that New York City has the lowest overall rate of major crimes in the 25 largest cities in the country.
(Have a minute? Take a look at a few of the things the NYPD has been up to the last two months. Courtesy of the NYPD and YouTube)
The NYPD is divided into major bureaus for enforcement, investigations, and administration.
It has 77 patrol precincts with patrol officers and detectives covering the entire city.
The department also has 12 transit districts to police the subway system and its nearly six-million daily riders, and nine police service areas (PSAs) to patrol the city’s public housing developments, which are home to more than 400,000 residents.
Additionally, uniformed civilians serve as traffic safety agents on the city’s busy streets and highways, and as school safety agents, protecting public schools and the over-a-million students who attend them.
(Over the past three years, the NYPD has been implementing a number of far-reaching changes in the way the department operates. We are dramatically improving our ability to fight crime on the patrol side, on the investigative side and, importantly, at the most local of levels. And as these changes take hold, we continue to make gains in every crime category – all across the city. Courtesy of the NYPD and YouTube)
To learn more, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/index.page