The latest stats show a 17 percent reduction in property crimes and an 8.5 percent decline in violent crime since 2012.
The FBI confirmed material was recovered from the former home of Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, but a forensic examination by the medical examiner will determine whether they were human remains or something else.
Over the years, 22 members of the Suffolk County Police Department have died in the line of duty. Today, family, friends, and fellow officers gathered to remember them, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
Acting Suffolk County police commissioner Edward Webber said making precinct commanders more responsible and accountable for tracking crime trends in their district will make communities safer.