NYPD Reports New York City's Overall Crime Reduction Continued in February

New York City is safe, and keeps getting safer. According to the NYPD:

New York City continued to experience a reduction in major crime in February, continuing a downward trend. There were 6,696 index crimes reported for February 2018, compared with 6,806 for February 2017, a 1.6% decrease. There were 14 murders reported in February 2018, eight fewer than in February 2017, for a decline of 36.4%. There were 122 rapes reported in February 2018, compared with 88 in February 2017, an increase of 34, or 38.6%. There were 930 robberies reported in February 2018, compared with 985 in February 2017, a decrease of 55, or 5.6%. There were 1,342 felonious assaults reported in February 2018, compared with 1,367 in February 2017, a decline of 25, or 1.8%. There were 833 burglaries reported in February 2018, compared with 899 in February 2017, a decrease of 66, or 7.3%. There were 3,108 grand larcenies reported in February 2018, compared with 3,048 in February 2017, an increase of 60, or 2.0%. There were 348 grand larceny autos (GLA) reported in February 2018, compared with 397 in February 2017, a reduction of 49, or 12.3%.

Shooting incidents declined, with 37 reported in February 2018, compared with 40 in February 2017. There were 176 index crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in February 2018, compares with 181 in February 2017, a decrease of five, or 2.8%. There were 327 index crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in February 2018, compared with 340 in February 2017, a decline of 13, or 3.8%.

via NYPD

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