For the month of September 2021, the number of murders and shooting incidents once again declined in New York City compared with September 2020. Murder decreased by 22.0% (46 v. 59) while shooting incidents decreased by 9.3% (136 v. 150). There were 393 gun arrests for the month of September 2021, bringing the total number of gun arrests in 2021 to 3,425 – a 20.9% increase compared to 2,832 gun arrests year-to-date in 2020.
Overall index crime in New York City increased by 2.6% in September 2021, compared with September 2020 (9,430 v. 9,187). While Burglary saw a 14.9% decrease for September 2021 (1,123 v. 1,320), Felonious Assault increased by 18.5 % (2,135 v. 1,802) and Robbery increased by 6.0% (1,271 v. 1,199). Overall index crime year-to-date decreased by 0.2% compared to 2020 (70,556 v. 70,671).
The reduction in violence during September 2021 is part of a growing trend that carries over from the summer of 2021, and coincides with multiple long-term cases conducted by the NYPD. By focusing on drivers of violence, these takedowns are precision-policing at work. They are part of a larger, comprehensive strategy to curtail gun violence across New York City that also includes: working with community partners, addressing local concerns and implementing intelligence-driven plans.
“The ongoing, downward trend in violence reflects the hard and often dangerous work of the men and women of the NYPD,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “And while I applaud their courage and tenacity, the police cannot do this alone. Public safety must be a collective mission. It requires intelligence-based policing, but it also requires a fully functioning court system and meaningful consequences that send a clear message to those who would pull a trigger: expect to be caught, and expect to be held accountable.”
Statistics on Index Crimes
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Additional Statistics for September 2021
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September 2021 Rape Breakdown
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- Rape continues to be underreported. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please come forward.
- The NYPD Special Victims Division’s 24-hour hotline is 212-267-RAPE (7273).
Year-To-Date Hate Crimes Statistics Summary through September 30, 2021
Note: Hate Crime Task Force Statistics contained above are subject to change as Active Possible Bias Cases can be reclassified to Non-Bias and removed from counted statistics upon investigation. As a result of a possible change to Non-Bias classification, statistical percentages may fluctuate beyond assumed percentage calculations from week-to-week reporting periods.