NYPD: Serious Crime Drops at Record-Breaking Pace In September
Crime in New York City fell at a record-breaking rate in September, the NYPD said Tuesday, with homicides, shootings and other serious offenses dropping to the lowest level in the modern era of record keeping.
There were 15 fewer homicides in September compared to the same period in 2016, a drop of 42.9 percent. Shootings plunged by nearly 28 percent for the month, according to the latest NYPD data. Overall, the month saw a 5.3 percent drop in all serious felonies, or 458 fewer offenses than September 2016, the records showed.
The city had 20 homicides in September. . .