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Mark I. Cohen, ESQ. NYC Criminal Attorney

New York City Crime Statistics For September 2021


On October 6, 2021, the NYPD released its crime statistics for September 2021. According to the NYPD, as compared with September 2020, the number of shootings and murders went down in September 2021. In September 2020, there were 59 murder incidents in New York City, whereas, in September 2021, there were 46 murder incidents. Therefore, in September 2021, murder incidents decreased by 22%. On the other hand, in September 2020, there were 150 shooting incidents in New York City, whereas, in September 2021, there were 136 shooting incidents. In September 2021, shooting incidents decreased by 9.3%. In September 2021, the NYPD made 393 gun arrests. This brings the number of gun arrests that have been made in 2021 to 3,425. From the month of January 2020 to the month of September 2020, the NYPD made 2,832 gun arrests.

Overall, the NYPD reports that crime in NYC increased by 2.6% in September 2021, compared with September 2020. In September 2020, 9,187 crimes were recorded, whereas in September 2021, 9,430 crimes were recorded. In September 2020, there were 1,320 burglaries in NYC, whereas, in September 2021, there were 1,123 burglaries in NYC. While burglaries reduced by 14.9%, felonious assault increased by 18.5%. In September 2020, 1,802 felonious assault cases were recorded, whereas, in September 2021, 2,135 felonious assault cases were recorded. When it comes to robbery, a 6% increase was recorded. In September 2020, there were 1,199 robbery cases, whereas in September 2021, there were 1,271 robbery cases. Lastly, in September 2021, grand larceny increased by 0.7%. In September 2020, 3,687 grand larceny cases were recorded, whereas in September 2021, 3,713 grand larceny cases were recorded.

According to the NYPD, overall index crime year-to-date (i.e., from January to September) reduced by 0.2%. From January 2021 to September 2021, New York City has recorded 70,556 criminal offenses. On the other hand, from January 2020 to September 2020, NYC recorded 70,671 criminal offenses.

Have You Been Arrested by the NYPD?

Clearly, the NYPD is not joking when it comes to making arrests, especially gun arrests. So, what should you do if the NYPD tries to arrest you or if the NYPD has already arrested you? First, keep in mind that you have rights. For example, you have the right to know why a police officer is arresting you. You also have the right to remain silent, which means you don’t have to answer any questions about the alleged crime. It is crucial that you invoke this right immediately after an arrest. Lastly, you have the right to an attorney. You have the right to have an attorney present with you while you’re answering an officer’s question.

Secondly, if arrested, avoid;

  • arguing with the police
  • resisting arrest
  • delaying to contact an attorney

Contact an NYC Criminal Defense Attorney

If the New York Police Department arrests you or you have been arrested and need legal help, contact skilled and dedicated NYC criminal defense attorney Mark I. Cohen, Esq., at 212-732-0002 today to discuss your case. The experienced and dedicated Mark I. Cohen can help you maximize your chances of preserving your freedom, assets, and reputation.


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