CITY HALL — Crime is still rising from record lows in the past decade, but Mayor Eric Adams and the top NYPD said on Thursday that things were headed in the right direction.
In 2022, the number of crimes categorized as murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, robbery, grand theft, and grand theft of motor vehicles increased by 22.4%, but in December, the number increased from the same month last year. 11.6% decrease.
The final months of the year reflect, albeit to a lesser extent, December’s decline. In the fourth quarter of 2022, index crime decreased by approximately 1..5% compared to 2021.
“Jan. Crime was on the rise on January 1, 2022. We are leaving 2022 when crime is on the decline,” the mayor said. “We’re not spiking the ball. We know there’s more to be done. New Yorkers must be statistically safe, and New Yorkers must be safe based on what they see.” You have to feel safe.”
Index crime increased overall, but some of the most violent incidents, such as murders and shootings, declined compared to 2021, according to NYPD figures.
Compared to 2021, homicides fell 11.3% to the lowest level since 2019, while shootings fell 17.3% in 2021, a double-digit decline in each of the five districts, Keychant said. According to NYPD officials led by Police Commissioner Sewell.
“From day one of our administration, the New York City Police Department has focused on reducing gun violence by clearly treating it as a crisis,” she said. “This commitment is reflected in the year-over-year declines we have seen in 2022 with hundreds of fewer shootings, shooting victims and homicides, making our communities safer. As we flip the calendar, the NYPD is confident about the future of our department, our city, and all the people we serve. We are moving forward to meet and overcome the challenges we may face in the future.”