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Index Crime Remains Down Citywide in 2019

October 8, 2019

Year-to-date as of September 30, index crime remains down citywide in 2019, with overall index crime down -2.6% from 2018 (69,995 vs. 71,871). Additionally, year-to-date as of September 30, murder, robbery, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto are all down compared to 2018. While shooting incidents are still up year-to-date, they are down for the month of September 2019, which saw the lowest number of shootings of any September in the CompStat era.

The department continues to address violence and the increase in year-to-date shootings through precision policing, targeted deployments and the expansion of violence-interrupter efforts such as Ceasefire. The department is also utilizing its Intelligence Division to strengthen gun-related domestic violence crime and has partnered with parole, probation, and other agencies to ensure that individuals re-entering the community from the prison system have resources available to them. Additionally, through Neighborhood Policing, officers are building stronger ties with community members to further drive down crime.

"While crime in New York City remains down thanks to the tireless work of the men and women of the police department working in close partnership with community members, we are focused on violent crime and the persistence of gun violence," said Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill. "We continue to work with our partners in law enforcement, and in the communities we serve, to combat this criminal activity and ensure safety in every neighborhood."

"Every New Yorker deserves to feel safe in their neighborhood," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "I applaud the men and women of the NYPD for working tirelessly every single day to make our city safer and fairer."

Key highlights from this month's crime statistics include:

  • Year-to-date, as of September 30, 2019, index crime remains down citywide, with overall crimes down -2.6% (69,995 vs. 71,871).
  • For the month of September 2019 there was an uptick in index crime of +1.6% versus September 2018.
  • Year-to-date, as of September 30, 2019, murder, robbery, burglary, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto are down.
  • There were 67 shooting incidents in September 2019, compared to 71 in September 2018, resulting in a -5.6% decrease.
  • There were 29 murders in September 2019, compared to 28 in September 2018, resulting in a 3.6% increase.
  • For the month of September, rape increased by 17.7 % (173 vs. 147). 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

  September 2019 September 2018 Change +/-% Year-to-Date 2019 Year-to-Date 2018 Change +/-%
Murder 29 28 +1 +3.6% 237 241 -4 -1.7%
Rape 173 147 +26 +17.7% 1,377 1,361 +16 +1.2%
Robbery 1,302
1,162 +140 +12.0% 9,555 9,648 -93 -1.0%
Felony
Assault
1,731 1,738 -7 -0.4% 15,583 15,480 +103 +0.7%
Burglary 857 1,034 -177 -17.1% 7,739 8,762 -1,023 -11.7%
Grand
Larceny
3,814 3,736 +78 +2.1% 31,532 32,267 -735 -2.3%
G.L.A. 587 513 +74 -14.4% 3,972 4,112 -140 -3.4%
TOTAL 8,493 8,358 +135 +1.6% 69,995 71,871 -1,876 -2.6%

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

  September 2019 September 2018 Change +/-% Year-to-Date 2019 Year-to-Date 2018 Change +/-%
Transit 230 211 +19 +9.0% 1,774 1,799 -25 -1.4%
Housing 403 405 +4 +1.0% 3,737 3,555 +182 +5.1%
Shooting
Incidents
67 71 -4 -5.6% 607 573 +34 +5.9%

September 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 172 150 8 4 1 5 5
2018 147 111 11 4 3 1 17
2017 119 107 6 1 0 1 4
2016 114 98 6 1 3 1 5
2015 129 119 4 1 3 1 1
2014 118 108 3 0 1 1 5


Hate Crimes as of October 6, 2019 By Motivation

Motivation 2019 2018 Diff % Change
Asian 3 4 -1 -25%
Black 31 29 +2 +7%
Disability 1 0 +1 -*.*%
Ethnic 5 4 +1 +25%
Gender 11 6 +5 +83%
Hispanic 5 6 -1 -17%
Muslim 11 15 -4 -27%
Other 11 10 +1 +10%
Religion 8 6 +2 +33%
Semitic 170 111 +59 +53%
Sexual Orientation 42 39 +3 +8%
White 25 13 +12 +92%
Grand Total 323 243 +80 +33%


Hate Crimes by Arrest as of October 6, 2019

Motivation 2019 2018 Diff % Change
Asian 9 1 +8 +800%
Black 10 10 0 0%
Disability 0 1 -1 -100%
Ethnic 1 2 -1 -50%
Gender 8 5 +3 +60%
Hispanic 5 5 0 0%
Muslim 14 10 +4 +40%
Non-Bias 1 4 - -75%
Other 4 2 +2 +100%
Religion 1 4 -3 -75%
Semitic 48 37 +11 +30%
Sexual Orientation 28 31 -3 -10%
White 15 7
+8 +114%
Grand Total 144 119 +25 +21%

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

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