New York City’s Steady Crime Reduction Continues Through Summer

Fewest overall index crimes and shootings of any July in the modern CompStat-era

New York, New York—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. These reductions further contributed to the 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 the 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.

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