Safest Summer In 20 Years Says NYPD

Crime and shootings are at historic lows, with over 40,000 fewer arrests and 58,000 fewer criminal court summonses
 
brattonAPscreengrabNew York City experienced the safest summer (June 1 through August 31) in the modern crime tracking era of the department. Additionally both shootings and murders were the lowest they have ever been in the modern compstat era; the department recorded 82 murders and 345 shootings over that period. During the summer (June 1 through August 31) the department made 74 more gun arrests, a rise 8.9 percent over that same period in 2014. 
 
Index crimes continue to decline in New York City. Index crimes, when compared to the same year to date period (January 1 through August 31) in 2014, are down four percent. When comparing August of 2015 versus August of 2014, crime was up 231 crimes or 2.4 percent. 

Year to date when compared to 2014, murder is up 6 percent (13 crimes as of 11:59 p.m. 9/1/2015) and rape is up 5.3 percent (47 crimes as of 11:59 p.m. 8/31/2015). Shooting incidents were down 1.4 percent (11 incidents as of 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2015) year to date.

Robbery is up 0.7 percent (79 crimes). Assault is down 3.2 percent (445 crimes). Burglary is down 11.7 percent (1,284 crimes). Grand larceny is down 3.1 percent (900 crimes). Grand larceny auto is down 5 percent (251 crimes).
 
“We continue to see our targeted enforcement working. The department is more precise in its policing than ever—with significantly lower crime totals and more gun arrests,” said Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

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Transit crime is up 107 crimes system ride or 7.4 percent, which is roughly (1,550 total). Most of these crimes are grand larcenies or theft of unattended property. Housing is down 116 crimes or 3.4 percent (as of 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2015).
[Source: NYPD News, 9/2/2015]
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