Year-to-Date Index Crime Remains Down Citywide in 2019

December 5, 2019

Year-to-date as of November 30, index crime remains down in 2019 with an overall -1.3% decrease from 2018 (87,014 vs 88,203). Additionally, for November 2019 compared to November 2018, shooting incidents, burglaries, grand larcenies, and overall crime in the transit system and housing are all down. While shooting incidents are still up year-to-date, and the NYPD continues to be focused on addressing the uptick, they are down for the month of November 2019.

As we prepare to bring 2019 to a close, the men and women of the NYPD, through precision policing, continue to focus on upticks in crime to ensure that residents in every area code can experience the same level of safety. Additionally, through Neighborhood Policing, our officers are fostering relationships with the communities they serve. These relationships have proven critical in helping us solve problems and during criminal investigations.

"As cops, we are unwavering in our commitment to keep people safe. In a time where we see overall historic crime lows, our officers are zeroing in on the small number of people causing crime to ensure this security is felt citywide," said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. "We have a lot more work ahead to address persistent crime conditions and the men and women of the police department will continue to rise to the challenge while working closely with those we are sworn to serve."

Key highlights from this month's crime statistics:

  • Year-to-date, as of November 30, 2019, index crime remains down citywide, with overall crime down -1.3% (87,014 vs. 88,203).
  • For the month of November 2019, there was a -0.1% decrease in index crime in comparison to November 2018.
  • Year-to-date, as of November 2019, rape, burglary, grand larceny, grand larceny auto, and overall transit crime are down.
  • There were 50 shooting incidents in November 2019, compared to 55 in November 2018, resulting in a -9.1% decrease.
  • For the month of November, rape decreased by -19.6% (115 vs. 143). Year-to-date, rape is down -1.1%. Rape continues to be underreported. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The NYPD's Special Victims Division's 24-hour hotline is 212-267-RAPE(7273).

Statistics on Index Crimes 2018-2019

  Nov 2019 Nov 2018 Change +/-% Year-to-Date 2019 Year-to-Date 2018 Change +/-%
Murder 20 16 +4 +25.0% 299 275 +24 +8.7%
Rape 115 143 -28 -19.6% 1,650 1,668 -18 -1.1%
Robbery 1,158 1,072 +86 +8.0% 12,100 11,880 +220 +1.9%
Felony
Assault
1,570 1,535 +35 +2.3% 18,966 18,682 +284 +1.5%
Burglary 896 945 -76 -8.0% 9,678 10,769 -1,091 -10.1%
Grand
Larceny
3,678 3,739 -61 -1.6% 39,364 39,892 -528 -1.3%
G.L.A. 474 438 +36 +8.2% 4,957 5,037 -80 -1.6%
TOTAL 7,884 7,888 -4 -0.1% 87,014 88,203 -1,189 -1.3%

Additional Statistics on Transit/Housing Crime and Shootings, 2018-2019

  Nov 2019 Nov 2018 Change +/-% Year-to-Date 2019 Year-to-Date 2018 Change +/-%
Transit 244 268 -24 -9.0% 2,227 2,313 -86 -3.7%
Housing 364 377 -13 -3.4% 4,523 4,291 +232 +5.4%
Shooting
Incidents
50 55 -5 -9.1% 720 696 +24 +3.4%

November Rape Breakdowns

CompStat
Year
Count Occurred
Same
Year
Occurred
Previous
Year
Occurred
2 Years
Prior
Occurred
3 Years
Prior
Occurred
4 Years
Prior
Occurred
5+ Years
Prior
2019 116 101 4 2 3 1 5
2018 143 121 6 4 5 1 6
2017 125 111 4 1 1 0 8
2016 97 87 3 2 1 2 2
2015 118 100 7 3 2 1 5
2014 104 89 4 5 2 0 4


Note: All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.

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