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Latest NYPD Stats Show Crime Drop In 62nd Compared To 2015

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Reported crimes in the 62nd Precinct are down, with few exceptions, relative to the same point last year.

According to the latest statistics released by the NYPD, almost all crime categories — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny, auto grand larceny, mass transit, misdemeanor assault, and shooting incidents — have shown a drop relative to the same point last year. (See NYPD table below.)

Boundaries of the 62nd Precinct. Courtesy NYPD

There have been no reported murders thus far in the 62nd Precinct; last year there was one by September 4th.

The number of shooting incidents dropped from 2 by early September last year to 1 in 2016.

The two exceptions to this very positive trend are misdemeanor sex crimes, which jumped from 17 at this point last year to 28 so far in 2016; the number of petit larceny incidents has jumped from 612 to 652 as of September 4th.

Courtesy NYPD.

According to the NYPD, New York City experienced its safest summer – in overall crimes reported – in the entire Compstat-era that began in 1994. There were 1,610 fewer crimes reported during the months of June, July and August 2016, or a 5 percent decrease, compared with the same period in 2015.

This also marks a 73 percent decrease, or 73,463 fewer crimes across New York City, compared with the same period in 1994 – the initial year Compstat was implemented, the NYPD said.

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  1. before you know it the wingnuts are gonna storm the comment section on here and on facebook about how the neighborhood is “filthy,” deny these crime stats, and ramble on about the “good ol’ days” when the crime rates were actually sky high and only italian faces can be seen in their neighborhood. things will only be “better” when all they see are fellow bigoted italians. the irony is, just over a century ago, italians were considered scums to the dominant WASP population. then again, can’t expect imbeciles to know much, let alone learn from history.

    and of course, they’re gonna be trump supporters. they’re so predictable and identical, they’re like cookie molds. i wonder if they’re gonna start having heart attacks when hell-lary wins in november. that would be a blessing to america.

  2. I wonder if the 62 PCT lower crime numbers this year is attributed by the even lower crime numbers from the neighboring 60 PCT in Coney Island, where the latter is down 50% this year

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