December 30, 2013
This Year, Fewest Murders and Fewest Shootings in Recorded City History
333 Murders Year-to-Date – Down from 649 in 2001 and Down From 2,245 in 1990; 500 Fewer Shootings in New York City this Year than in 2001
In 2012, New York City saw the lowest number of murders and the lowest number of shootings at any time since comparable records were kept, with 419 murders and 1,374 shootings. Below is a year-to-date update on murders and shootings in 2013. This update is provided every week by the Mayor’s Office.
Through Sunday, December 29th, New York City has seen 84 fewer murders than at this point last year: 333 murders in 2013 compared with 417 murders in 2012 – a decrease of 20.1 percent.
Murders committed with firearms represent 194 of the 333 murders in 2013, 58.3 percent.
Through Sunday, December 29th, the number of murders committed with firearms is down by 45 from last year: 194 in 2013 compared with 239 in 2012 – a decrease of 18.8 percent.
Through Sunday, December 29th, New York City has seen 267 fewer total shootings than at this point last year: 1,100 shootings in 2013 compared with 1,367 shootings in 2012 – a decrease of 19.5 percent.
Marc La Vorgna / Kamran Mumtaz (212) 788-2958