NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City continues to see a downward trend in crime.
Overall, major crime has dropped nearly four percent this year from 2015, city officials announced Monday.
“With just four weeks left to go in 2016 we’re poised to have really historic levels of both index crime, as well as gun violence seen in New York City,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Dermot Shea said.
For just the month of November, overall major crimes were down nearly 10 percent compared to the same period last year.
Murders are down by nearly 5 percent, rape decreased by 20 percent, and there were 233 fewer robberies — a drop of over 15 percent.
There were also less felonious assaults, burglaries, car thefts, transit crime and housing crime down over 22 percent.
Last year, the city saw a record 80 shootings in November. This year, there were 67 shooting incidents — a decrease of more than 16 percent. Shooting incidents are down 10 percent for the year.
“The city is doing very well,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said. “This is all as a direct result of the hard work of the men and women of the NYPD in conjunction with neighborhood policing. That is helping push crime down even further.”