NYPD: Crime continues to drop citywide
Mirroring the downward trend experienced through the first nine months of this year, overall index crime declined in September 2023 compared to September 2022, according to the NYPD.
For the month of September 2023, New York City saw a 34.2% drop in shooting incidents compared to September 2022 (77 v. 117). This distinct decline extended the 27.1% decrease in shooting incidents citywide through the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period one year ago.
Additionally, the number of homicides in September 2023 dropped by 27.9%.
In September, the NYPD made 413 gun arrests, resulting in 550 illegal firearms seized during the month. Overall, NYPD officers have made 3,353 gun arrests and seized nearly 5,100 illegal firearms through the first nine months of 2023.
Since the start of this administration, police have arrested nearly 8,000 people for illegal gun possession and seized more than 12,200 illicit firearms.
Overall index crime declined by 5.6% (10,574 v. 11,207) in September 2023 compared to the same period a year ago. Individual crime increases were driven mainly by grand larceny auto, which rose by 19.5% (1,439 v. 1,204).
At the same time, New York City saw a drop in five of the seven index crime categories in September, including a 27.0% reduction in burglary, a 9.4% drop in grand larceny and a 7.3% decline in robbery (1,419 v. 1,530). Overall index crime in the city’s transit system decreased by 12.5% in September, while the city’s housing developments saw a 6.1% reduction.
he total number of bias incidents investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force dropped by 14% (43 v. 50) in September, and by 21% during the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year.
NYPD officers made 2.5% more arrests in the seven major crime categories (4,446 v. 4,338) during September 2023. These seven categories are murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny motor vehicle.
And through the first nine months of this year, officers arrested 12.7% more people for committing major crimes than during the same period last year.
“New York City continues to see a significant, sustained reduction in violent crime,” said NYPD Commissioner Edward A. Caban. “And this is no accident. These public safety gains are the direct result of the relentless, intelligence-driven work of NYPD officers.”
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