According to the NYC Police Commissioner James O’Neill, the City is the safest it’s been in years.
In a press conference together with Mayor de Blasio this week, Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced that crime in New York City has reached a historic low. A drop in burglaries, robberies, and shootings, as well as a significant decrease in cases of murder, made 2018 one of the safest years yet for NYC.
“Our city is yet again the safest big city in America thanks to the work our NYPD officers and community leaders, across our five boroughs. Neighborhood policing in New York City has defied the naysayers to become the model for 21st-century American law enforcement,” Mayor de Blasio said. Commissioner O’Neill also commended officers on the street and cited NYPD and community involvement for the decrease in crime.
2018 marked the year with the lowest level of crime since the 1950s and an overall decrease in crime by 2% as compared to last year. However, there was a slight uptick in subway crime from the previous year.
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