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New York City Crime

The Right Way to Be Tough and Smart on Crime

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

In the last three years, crime has decreased across the board in New York. Murder and burglary are down by double digits. At the same time, the state's prison population has declined 4 percent.

What Training Looks Like During The NYPD's New Pilot Program

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices

Through the years the New York Police Department has faced a wide range of scrutiny in handling situations as it pertains to mentally ill residents. S...

NYC Murder Rate The Lowest In Recorded History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

New York City had fewer murders in 2013 than any year in its recorded history, according to a statement from the mayor's office. As of Sunday, Dec...

An Interactive Crime Map Of New York City

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Jess Wisloski CIVIC CENTER — The NYPD made a move towards embracing the digital age with the release of an interactive crime map Sunday. The r...

NYPD Hoping To Talk To Father Of 'Baby Hope'

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — In a dramatic break in a cold case that frustrated police for more than two decades, investigators used DNA to identify ...

'Give Me Your Bag Or I'm Taking Your Daughter'

| Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner NEW YORK CITY -- A thief jabbed a sharp object into a mom's back on Staten Island Sunday night and said, "Give me your bag or I'm...

Robbers Use Backhoe To Steal ATM

DNAinfo | Posted 09.27.2013 | New York

MASPETH -- It was the Queens version of the Italian job. A crew of bank robbers used a stolen Caterpillar backhoe to try to lift an ATM from a Chas...

Christopher Mathias

Musician Loses Eye After Hammer Attack | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York

A Grammy-nominated musician has lost his eye after being brutally attacked in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a hammer, according to a friend who is helping rais...

NYC Murder Rate Falling To Historic Low, Says NYPD

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

Homicides in New York City are dropping to the point where if current trends continue, the number of killings could this year sink to lowest levels si...

Really The Safest Big City In The Country?

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.14.2013 | New York

The latest FBI crime statistics for 2012 give New York City a mixed view, showing that it has the second lowest murder rate among major U.S. cities bu...

Wake Up, People! New York Crime Still Exists

Martin Kleinman | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Martin Kleinman

As part of my quest to keep you safe, I've assembled this checklist of my favorite anti-crime tips. Commit them to memory. Then, focus! I don't care if it's 2013, not 1977. You're in New York City, not Candyland.

60 Percent Of NYC Murder Victims Last Year Were Black

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York

In New York City, you wait till the midnight hour to see who might be killed -- that's when close to 40 percent of the homicides took place last year,...

Woman Blinded In Infamous NYC Crime Dies

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face – and became a media sensation after lat...

After Sandy, Crime Drops In NYC

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Crime in New York City decreased 27 percent in the week since superstorm Sandy made landfall compared with the same peri...

NYPD Faces Serious Brain Drain

| Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD will lose nearly a quarter of its workforce over the next f...

John Rudolf

NYPD: 96 Percent of Shooting Victims Black or Latino | John Rudolf | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

The New York Police Department released new data showing the vast majority of victims and perpetrators of violent crime in the city are black and Lati...

Christopher Mathias

WATCH: The Other Pennsylvania Avenue | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

While President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vie to occupy a certain address on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., those who live on or near a di...

Woman Tracks Down Own Credit Card Thief

Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

"Man plans, god laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb. In this case, however, a religious Jewish woman can claim the last laugh after she caught an all...

Thieves Steal Jewelry From Two Toddlers In Separate Brooklyn Incidents

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.27.2012 | New York

While times have certainly been tough, some thugs in Brooklyn are taking their hard luck out on the most innocent victims: toddlers. Michael Andre...

16 New Yorkers Murdered In Five Days

Posted 07.09.2012 | New York

Over a 5-day stretch beginning on July Fourth and ending Sunday, 16 New Yorkers were killed. Some lowlights: A Bed-Stuy mom with terminal cancer al...

Crime Up 4 Percent Even Though NYPD Stopping And Frisking At Record Pace

Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

For the first time since 1994, crime in all eight of the NYPD's "patrol boroughs" is up. The New York Post, who compared this year's CompStat numb...

Cops Think They've Hit A Bullseye With Suspects In Dart Attack Investigation

Posted 05.22.2012 | Weird News

Police believe they've hit a bullseye in their investigation of sniper-style dart attacks in New York City. Georgiy Ostrozhnyuk, 66, was sitting in...

Dart Attacks Strike Unsuspecting Walkers

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Police in New York City say they've arrested a teenager in connection with a string of dart attacks that wounded three people. Polic...

BAD TRIP: Illegal Taxi Driver Sentenced For Unlawful Imprisonment Of Tourists

Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

A livery cab driver who unlawfully picked up four Panamanian tourists and held them in his vehicle as he fled a police chase will serve six months in ...

Mom Who Tossed Toddler Into N.Y. River Claims Insanity

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.08.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A mother who tossed her toddler into the Hudson River thought she'd heard a dog speaking to her and another voice telling her to jump in t...