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NYPD announces citywide crime statistics for July 2022

August 5, 2022 Deputy Commissioner of Public Information
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For the month of July 2022, the number of overall shooting incidents increased in New York City compared with July 2021, highlighting the continuing need to eradicate gun violence and end the perception among criminals that there are no consequences for violent crimes. Citywide shooting incidents increased by 13.4% (178 v. 157), driven by upticks in Brooklyn, southern Queens, and Staten Island. Additionally, the number of murders citywide increased for the month by 34.3% (47 v. 35) compared to the same period last year.

In its continuing effort to stop New Yorkers from being victimized by violence, the NYPD has seized more than 4,300 firearms year-to-date in 2022. At the same time, citywide gun arrests through July are at a 27-year high, rising to 2,752 – which is a 2.4% increase compared with the 2,687 gun arrests through the first seven months of 2021. Additionally, NYPD officers in July 2022 made 4,017 arrests for complaints of major felony crimes, an 18.2% increase over the 3,398 arrests for major felonies in the same month last year. Arrests for major felonies are up nearly 29% so far in calendar 2022, compared with the first seven months of 2021.

Overall index crime in New York City increased in July 2022, by 30.5% compared with July 2021 (11,619 v. 8,906). Six of the seven major index-crime categories saw increases, driven by a 40.6% increase in grand larceny (4,588 v. 3,262), a 37.2% increase in robbery (1,730 v. 1,261), and a 25.6% rise in burglary (1,325 v. 1,055).

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“We know that any crime increase in our city is wholly unacceptable,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Everyone who lives, works, and visits here deserves to be safe, and the members of the NYPD will tolerate nothing less – but we cannot do it alone. When violent criminals are willing to carry illegal guns on our streets and brazenly shoot at innocent people, they must face real consequences. And when rampant, revolving-door recidivism erodes the public’s trust in the criminal justice system, we must make efforts to refocus that system on what matters most: the victims. All of us need to be pulling in the same direction, so that we can best deliver on the public-safety promise we make to every New Yorker, every day.”

The precision-policing based enforcement that was carried out in July 2022 continues the NYPD’s mission to keep people safe and hold criminals accountable for their crimes. That work has driven an 8.7% reduction in shootings year-to-date – with 63 fewer shooting victims through the first seven months of 2022 compared to the same period last year – and a 4.2% decrease in murders year-to-date through the end of July.

This summer, the NYPD is continuing its work to develop and investigate intelligence-based, long-term cases focused on the few New Yorkers willing to pick up a gun and use it. Much of this work is carried out in concert with the department’s law enforcement partners, illustrated by the recent takedown of a violent Trinitarios street crew by our NYPD investigators working alongside the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The NYPD’s Gun Violence Suppression Section continues to build strong cases by locating and seizing illegal firearms – and in many instances removing them before they can ever be sold on New York City’s streets.

The department is committed to our flexible, adaptable approach to shifting crime trends and conditions, and this is evident in the continued implementation of the Summer Violence Reduction Plan. We are deploying additional officers – every day – in the precincts, transit districts, and housing developments that need them most. Our summer beach detail, which runs through Labor Day, provides additional coverage for certain commands during the busiest, most crowded time of the year at our city’s public beaches. We have increased patrols of our Highway and Traffic Safety officers, Neighborhood Coordination Officers, Field Intelligence Officers, and more. All of this has one goal: keeping every New Yorker safe, in every New York City neighborhood.

This work is ongoing, and always driven by community concerns. The support and partnership the NYPD receives from the community were highlighted citywide on August 2 during the annual “National Night Out Against Crime” events, several of which were attended by the Mayor and Police Commissioner. Furthermore, we announced the expansion of our highly successful “Saturday Night Lights” program in early July – increasing our available gyms by 30% across the city. This program offers exceptional athletic programs and activities, as well as high-quality coaches and mentors, to children in all five boroughs. We are highly invested in providing our youth with fun, safe, engaging summer pursuits – and by centering on youth development, we will continue to build trust and create opportunities for young people in many of the communities that need us most.

The NYPD will never stop fighting for New Yorkers, and will always work to keep the criminal justice system’s focus where it belongs: on the people we serve.

*All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revision, or change.* 

Index Crime Statistics: July 2022

July 

2022

July 2021

+/-

% Change

Murder 

47

35

12

34.3%

Rape 

142

149

-7

-4.7%

Robbery 

1730

1261

469

37.2%

Felony Assault 

2531

2149

382

17.8%

Burglary 

1325

1055

270

25.6%

Grand Larceny 

4588

3262

1326

40.6%

Grand Larceny Auto 

1256

995

261

26.2%

TOTAL 

11619

8906

2713

30.5%

Additional Statistics: July 2022

July 

2022

July 

2021

+/-

% Change

Transit

193

123

70

56.9%

Housing

538

476

62

13.0%

Shooting Incidents

178

157

21

13.4%

 

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: July 2022 

(Reports filed from July 1 – July 31 in years indicated)

Year 

Total Incidents Reported 

Incident Occurred Same Year 

Incident Occurred Previous Year 

Incident Occurred 

2 Years Prior 

Incident Occurred 

3 Years Prior 

Incident Occurred 

4 Years Prior 

Incident Occurred 5+ Years Prior 

2022 

142

117

6

3

1

0

15

2021 

149

106

23

5

3

4

8

2020 

150

107

13

6

4

1

19

2019 

164

141

6

4

1

3

9

2018 

147

121

5

6

1

3

11

2017 

134

120

1

2

2

1

8

Rape continues to be underreported. If you are a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The 24-hour NYPD Special Victims Division hotline is: 212-267-RAPE (7273).

Hate Crime Statistics: July 2022

(Representing July 1 – July 31 for calendar years 2022 and 2021)

MOTIVATION 

2022 

2021 

+/- 

% Change 

Asian 

12

12

0

0%

Black 

0

1

-1

-100%

Disability 

0

0

0

0%

Ethnic 

2

2

0

0%

Gender 

1

1

0


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