The NYPD has turned again the clock in its struggle on crime with numbers cops haven’t seen in seven many years.
“I might name it unbelievable if not for the credible explanation why it’s occurring,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill mentioned Friday as he introduced document shattering drops in murders and shootings in 2017 in a press convention at NYPD Headquarters.
The variety of arrests have been additionally down drastically when the 12 months got here to a detailed, officers mentioned.
The NYPD ended the 12 months with fewer than 300 homicides and fewer than 800 shootings, cops mentioned.
There have been additionally 30,000 fewer arrests in 2017 in comparison with the 12 months earlier than.
The NYPD had the bottom variety of robberies, burglaries and stolen automobile this 12 months because the CompStat period started, officers mentioned.
“The final time we have been this secure was within the 1950s and the final time we had these few murders was in 1951,” Mayor de Blasio mentioned, sitting in entrance of a giant signal proclaiming “Most secure Massive Metropolis in America.” “In 1951 the Dodgers have been nonetheless enjoying in Ebbet’s Subject. That’s how far it’s important to go to get to this degree of discount.”
O’Neill has lengthy credited the drop in crime to the division’s neighborhood policing initiative, the place cops are given particular sectors and are instructed to succeed in out to residents within the space.