Despite City's Positive Outlook On Crime Numbers, NYPD Reports Murders & Rapes Soaring In 2019The NYPD and Mayor de Blasio have boasted about a continued drop in crime citywide, but a closer look at those numbers finds a disturbing trend being masked by an overall lower crime rate.
Crimes Down Overall In January, But Hate Crimes Are On The RiseThe NYPD said Tuesday that it's investigated 42 hate crimes through Feb. 4, compared with 19 at the same point last year.
EXCLUSIVE: NYPD Says Crime Is Down Despite Recent Spate Of Random AssaultsStatistics for the first six months of the year show overall crime is down another 1.8 percent, from 46,190 to 45,337.
NYC Had Fewest Shootings Ever Last YearMayor Bill de Blasio said it was the first time the city has been below 1,000 shootings "in the modern era for a single year in this city."
Parks Advocate Calls For Greater Police Presence As Crime RisesPark crimes rose in the first six months of this year by 39 percent, from 488 in 2015 to 612 this year.
Bratton On Kelly's Crime Stat Allegations: He's 'Engaging In Politics'"As you know, the first casualty of politics is usually the truth," Bratton said. " ... I stand by my crime statistics because they are factual."
Bratton: 'Shame On' Former Comm. Kelly For Accusations Of Fudging Crime StatisticsPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton took his predecessor to task Tuesday, after former Commissioner Ray Kelly accused Bratton’s NYPD of fudging crime statistics.
Mayor: Crime Dropped 26 Percent In Village Of HempsteadThe village has been known for its high crime rate in the past, but authorities have been working hard to change those numbers.
Mayor De Blasio Defends Crime Stats, Extols Paid Parental Leave ProgramMayor Bill de Blasio spoke with WCBS 880 and 1010 WINS Wednesday morning.
Bratton On Gang Members: 'They're Very Stupid People'As crime numbers for the year are tallied, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said gang violence remains a "pernicious problem" in the city.
De Blasio: Despite Crime Increase, Subway Riders Still Extremely SafeThe latest year-to-date numbers from the NYPD Transit Bureau show an increase in robberies, felonies and grand larceny crimes from January to mid-November.
Critics Wonder Whether NYPD Might Be Cooking Books To Lower Crime StatsCritics have begun questioning whether the NYPD has been cooking the books to conceal how severe crime is in New York City.