Stats show NYC crime decreased in 2015

New police department statistics show overall crime in New York City decreased in 2015. "We fully expect that in January we will be reporting to you that we would have had a historic low year for crime

News 12 Staff

Dec 3, 2015, 4:51 AM

Updated 3,054 days ago

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Stats show NYC crime decreased in 2015
New police department statistics show overall crime in New York City decreased in 2015.
"We fully expect that in January we will be reporting to you that we would have had a historic low year for crime in New York City," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says.
So far, there have been 2,461 fewer crimes committed this year than last, a 2.5 percent decrease.
Homicides, however, are trending upward.
According to the latest numbers from Compstat, a crime analysis and management tool for police, the 70th Precinct had 14 murders this year so far, an increase from three last year.
Despite the higher numbers in some precincts, Bratton insists homicide rates remain lower in New York City than almost every other major U.S. city.


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