Intelligence-Driven Policing, Focus on Guns and Quality-of-Life Offenses Continue
For the month of April 2022, New York City saw a 38% decrease in homicides (31 v. 50) and a 29.1% drop in shooting incidents (105 v. 148) compared to April 2021.
Overall index crime increased by 34.2% in April 2022, compared to the same period a year ago (9,463 v. 7,051) – a total driven by a 43.5% increase in grand larceny (3,867 v. 2,694) and a 41.5% increase in robbery (1,261 v. 891). Burglaries also increased by 39.4% (1,209 v. 867) in April 2022 compared to last year.
NYPD officers effected 49.6% more arrests across the seven major index crime categories (3,832 v. 2,561) in April 2022, including 372 arrests for illegal gun possession – which is 146 more gun arrests than the same period last year, a 64.6% increase.
“The women and men of the NYPD are making noticeable headway through our enhanced patrol deployments both on the street and below ground in the subway system, a concentrated effort to take even more illegal firearms out of the hands of criminals, and a renewed attention to persistent quality-of-life offenses – guided directly by complaints from the people we serve,” Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said. “Throughout the five boroughs, the NYPD remains highly focused on the relatively small number of people responsible for much of New York City’s crime and disorder.”
Each day and night, NYPD investigators and analysts are relentless in gathering timely and accurate intelligence, identifying and arresting the drivers of violence, and presenting the strongest possible cases to their law enforcement colleagues in the courts.
The NYPD’s ability to reverse negative crime trends is enhanced by collaborations with its city, state, and federal partners – most notably by way of their daily Gun Violence Strategic Partnership meetings. Further progress is realized through New Yorkers’ understanding that true public safety requires a shared responsibility, and that building trust and strengthening relationships between the police and the people they serve is vital to the city’s collective mission.
**All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revision, or change.*.*
Index Crime Statistics: April 2022
|April 2022||April 2021||+/- %|
|Grand Larceny Auto||942||743||+199||+26.8%|