NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City released its annual public report card on Wednesday.
The Mayor’s Management Report found that the number of rapes and murders went down in the city in the fiscal year that ended in June. But overall, there were over 109,000 felony crimes, which is up from 105,496 the year before.
“You have to watch yourself more than you ever did…and the subways, there’s no cops here anymore. Like…I sit by the conductor,” one New Yorker told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr.
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“You don’t feel secure, especially if you have an iPod or something, you don’t want to pull it out,” said another woman.
Another local resident, however, feels safer, saying cars aren’t broken into as much around his neighborhood and more people walk around after dark.
“I’ve been back since 2005 and since that time, I think the crime rate has really went down,” he said.
Meanwhile, the report also indicated that while overall traffic crashes went down from 179,112 in fiscal year 2011 to 176,482, the number of traffic fatalities actually went up.
There were 291 traffic fatalities in fiscal year 2012 as compared to fiscal year 2011, when there were 236.
There was also a significant spike in homeless people on city streets. The report said that 3,262 people were estimated to be living on the street, in parks, under highways, on subways and in public transportation stations in fiscal year 2012. There were 2,648 estimated to be in that category a year ago.
New York City, however, says that city agencies have maintained their performance or improved from the previous year with “nearly 60 percent of critical indicators doing as well or better than in Fiscal Year 2011.”
You can read the full report by clicking here.