Crime across New York City declined in August: NYPD

Kimberly Dole
September 04, 2019 - 1:05 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Crime across New York City declined in August, the NYPD announced Wednesday afternoon.

The city continues to see a reduction in crimes according to the NYPD.

"New York City continues to see crime reductions, and that’s due to the dedication, professionalism and hard work of the members of the NYPD in partnership with the communities they serve," Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said. "Together we’re laser-focused on violent crime, and that’s put us in a position where we can address crime conditions and make the city even safer."

Citywide, there were 188 fewer crimes in August 2019 than in August 2018.

"New York City police officers continue to earn their title as the best in the world," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Thanks to their hard work and the trust they continue to build with the community they serve, crime is down this month. That means more people stayed safe, more families stay whole, and New York City remains the safest big city in America."

Index Crimes, which are the eight crimes like robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, and arson that the FBI combines to produce its annual crime index, is down by 2.1 percent.

Key highlights from this month’s crime statistics include burglary, which is down 8.2 percent with only 1,010 incidents, grand larceny, down by 4.2 percent, with 3,829 incidents and transit crime was reduced the most at 11.3 percent, dropping to 203 incidents the NYPD said. 

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