NYPD Records Safest January In The Modern Era


New York, New York — The month of January 2016 has resulted in the lowest crime numbers in the Modern Compstat Era for the following categories: Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Grand Larceny Auto, shootings and overall crime.

In terms of overall crime, there have been 44 fewer crimes in January 2016 compared with 2015, or a reduction of 0.6%.

New York City experienced a record low 22 Murders for the month of January 2016. This is 18 fewer murders compared to January 2015, or a 45% reduction. There were also 31 fewer shootings, or a 34% reduction.

Rape is down five crimes, or 4.4%. Robbery is down 121 crimes, or 8.5%. Felonious Assault is up 251 crimes, or 18.3%. Burglary is down 136 crimes, or 11.3%. Grand Larceny is up 16 crimes, or 0.5%. Grand Larceny Auto is down 31 crimes, or 5.9%.

“The NYPD is the most effective police force on earth—and the record of the women and men who make up the NYPD speaks for itself,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This past month was the safest January in our City’s recorded history. The murder rate is down by 45 percent. And we know New York’s Finest will stop at nothing to protect our residents. Congratulations to Commissioner Bratton and the members of the NYPD for starting the year off strong—and for keeping this the safest big city in America.”

The Transit Bureau is up 55 crimes for January 2016, or 36.4%. The Housing Bureau is up 17 crimes, or 4.3%.
All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.