NYPD Commissioner Calls May Drop In Major Crimes ‘Astounding’


Crime continued to plummet in the city in May, according to figures released by the NYPD on Monday.

There were 7,998 so-called index, or major, crimes reported in the month compared to 8,649 in May 2016, cops said. That’s a drop of 661 crimes or 7.6 percent, the department said.

There were 24 murders reported last month compared to 32 in the same month last year. Homicides for the year were down 17 percent so far over the same period last year, from 132 to 109, officials said.

There were also 67 shooting incidents last month compared to 86 last year, for a 22.1 percent decrease.

“This month’s record-breaking crime reduction in shootings and significant decrease in homicides over last May is nothing short of astounding,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters at the Central Park Precinct stationhouse. Read more at NY Post.





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