Crime going down in New York City: What's the latest in the trend? - Jun ‘22
The number of crime incidents in New York City saw an overall decrease last month, after a previous decrease, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents fell to 41,075 for May-2022 down from 41,395 for Apr-2022 (-4.1% change).
The offenses that decreased the most were burglary and drug/narcotic violations. Burglary fell to 1,187 incidents last month, from 1,273 the month before (-6.8% change). Drug/narcotic violations went from 703 to 673 (-4.3% change). There was also a decrease in vandalism, from 3,839 incidents to 3,706 (-3.5% change).
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of robbery went from 1,267 to 1,478 (+16.7% change). Incidents of theft from motor vehicle went from 2,238 to 2,450 (+9.5% change) and incidents of simple assault rose from 5,416 to 5,776 (+6.6% change).
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