According to the mayor, policing is a huge part of the equation. But he also pointed to a significant drop in the incarceration rate.
“Between 2001 and 2012, the incarceration rate across this country rose by 3 percent. During those same years, the incarceration rate of New York City residents fell by 36 percent,” said Bloomberg. “We’ve kept our safer is the bottom line while locking up fewer people.”