Title

NYC Crime Stats Released

Document Type

Video

Department

Criminal Justice

Publication Date

8-3-2017

Abstract

On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O'Neill held their monthly briefing on crime stats in the city. Overall, they touted that 2017 will be the safest year on record.

"Major crime is down 8.1 percent from last July, and it's dropped in all five boroughs," said Mayor de Blasio.

Former NYPD sergeant Manny Gomez said there's been a downward trend in crime for years, starting before de Blasio took office. He commends the mayor and Police commissioner for their efforts, but admits there's a concerning homeless problem, among many other issues.