Crime Rate


Crime Down In Stamford; Ranked 16th Safest City In U.S.

Over the first six months of 2013, the percentage of serious crimes and property crimes dropped 3.5 percent compared with the same timeframe in 2012.


New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Despite Drop In Stops And Frisks, Kelly Calls Policy ‘Long Term Issue’

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defends the use of stop-and-frisk as a crime-fighting tool even as new data shows that the number of stops in New York City over recent months fell to levels not seen in nearly 10 years.


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

NYPD Commish Kelly Credits ‘Proactive Policing’ For Continuing Drop In Crime

In his State of the NYPD address Wednesday, police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly credit “proactive policing strategies” with keeping the murder rate in New York lower than that of any other major city, as well as preventing terrorist attacks.


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Low Crime Numbers Have New Yorkers Feeling Comfortable In Central Park After Dark

It’s a sight, many couldn’t even imagine before — late night dog walking, jogging in the dark and women and children alone after sundown, in Central Park.


NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly (L), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Defends NYPD Anti-Terror Surveillance

Bloomberg said no one should generalize about any group, but authorities must respond to the threat of criminal activity.


A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Long Island Sees Double-Digit Drop In Crime Rate

Crime on Long Island is down significantly, according to new stats from the New York State Department of Criminal Services.


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Report: NYC Remains Safest Big City In The U.S.

NYC beat out San Jose and San Diego in an analysis released by the FBI – which ranked Index Crime rates of the 25 largest cities in the country.