New York City’s Historic Crime Reduction Continues Through November

Fewest Murders and Shooting Incidents for any November in the Modern Era

New York, New York—New York City’s unprecedented reduction in index crime continued through November 2017. There were 4 fewer murders, or -20%; 17 fewer shooting incidents, or -26.1%; and 656 fewer index crimes, or -7.7% in November 2017, compared with November 2016. Year-to-date, these reductions contributed to the 5,141 fewer overall citywide index crimes, or -5.5%, compared with 2016.

There were 111 rapes reported in November 2017, compared with 96 in November 2016. This is an increase of 15 crimes, or +15.6%. There were 1,172 robberies reported in November 2017, compared with 1,289 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 117 crimes, or -9.1%. There were 1,407 felonious assaults reported in November 2017, compared with 1,611 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 204 crimes, or -12.7%. There were 1,016 burglaries reported in November 2017, compared with 1,091 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 75 crimes, or -6.9%. There were 3,617 grand larcenies reported in November 2017, compared with 3,824 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 207 crimes, or -5.4%. There were 480 grand larceny autos reported in November 2017, compared with 543 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 63 crimes, or -11.6%.

“Crime in New York City has fallen steadily throughout 2017, and November was no different,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “As we stand on the verge of a record-shattering year, Neighborhood Policing continues to deepen relationships between our communities and the NYPD. The enhanced trust and shared responsibility that come from these relationships will only drive crime lower. As always, I am extremely proud of the men and women of the NYPD, who answer the call every single day and continue to make New York City the safest big city in America.”

“The bravest, most dedicated police force in the world continues to raise the bar,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “And it’s the department’s winning formula of working with communities to stop crime in its tracks that’s made New York City the safest big city in the country. I have no doubt the women and men of the NYPD will remain laser focused on pushing crime even lower as our city closes in on an historic year in crime reduction.”

There were 232 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in November 2017, compared with 216 in November 2016. This is an increase of 20 crimes, or +9.4%. There were 376 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in November 2017, compared with 442 in November 2016. This is a reduction of 66 crimes, or -14.9%.

Note: All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.