The NYPD maintains statistical data which is used as a management tool in reducing crime, improving procedures and training, and providing transparency to the public and government oversight agencies. In 1994, the department implemented CompStat, which through management, statistics, and accountability, successfully drove down crime to record levels not seen since the 1950s.
The department provides up-to-date crime-related statistics in the seven major crime categories on the citywide, borough, and precinct levels, as well as historical crime data. The public can also access this data through the department's CompStat 2.0 portal.
The weekly CompStat page and CompStat 2.0 were modified to include two sex crime categories. The first is "UCR Rape," which consists of all crimes in the FBI's Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR) rape definition. The second category is "Other Sex Crimes," which consists of all other crimes of a sexual nature.