New York City’s Steady Crime Reduction Continues Through August

New York City experienced across-the-board reductions in index crime for August 2017, compared with August 2016.

“To see violence fall to these record lows defies what many thought was possible,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. 

“I am extremely proud of the men and women of the NYPD, who continue to work hard in their duties, as the entire Department strives to make New York City even safer. 

Together with Neighborhood Policing and our deep connections to our communities, I know we can do even more.” 


  • Murders down 60%

  • Shootings down 42.1%

  • Major Crime down 10.3%

  • Robbery down 10.8%

    * August, 2017 compared to August, 2016.

“Precision and neighborhood policing have brought us the safest August in history, with crime plummeting double digits,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“New Yorkers and the NYPD are working together to shatter records, driving crime down to levels unthinkable in the past. But we will never be complacent.

The safest big city in America will continue to get even safer thanks to the diligent crime-fighting work of the men and women in blue.”

Read the full press release [HERE].