New York Crime Statistics For November 2021
On December 8, 2021, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced crime statistics for November 2021. According to the NYPD’s report, murder cases reduced by 17.2.% for the month of November 2021, compared with November 2020. In November 2020, 29 murder cases were recorded, whereas in November 2021, 24 murder cases were recorded. This decline in murders drove murders down, year-to-date through November 2021, by 0.5%. From January 2020 to November 2020, 436 murders were recorded, whereas from January 2021 to November 2021, 434 murders were recorded.
For the month of November 2021, robbery in New York increased by 24.1%. In November 2020, 1,143 robberies were recorded, whereas in November 2021, 1,418 robberies were recorded. On the other hand, Burglary cases declined by 5.7% for the month of November 2021 compared to November 2020. In November 2020, there were 1,342 burglary cases, whereas in November 2021, there were 1,266 burglary cases.
Grand larceny cases increased by 40.6% for the month of November 2021 compared to November 2020. In November 2020, there were 3,153 grand larceny cases, whereas in November 2021, there were 4,433 grand larceny cases. Felonious assault cases also increased for the month of November 2021. In November 2020, there were a total of 1,680 felonious assault cases, and in November 2021, there was a total of 1,868 felonious assault cases. This was an 11.2% increase.
For November 2021, the overall crime index increased by 21.3% compared with November 2020 (10,186 v. 8,396). Through November 2021, the overall crime index year-to-date increased by 3.4% compared to 2020. From January 2020 to November 2020, 88,173 index crimes were recorded, and from January 2021 to November 2021, 91,185 index crimes were recorded.
A Look Back: 2014 to 2021
On top of giving an update on crime statistics, in the December 8, 2021 report, the NYPD also looked back on the past eight years. According to the NYPD, the past eight years indicate that New York City has experienced significant crime reductions. Overall index crime has reduced by 11% since 2013. In 2013, 101,755 index crimes were recorded. On the other hand, since 2000, when 169,424 index crimes were recorded, overall index crime has reduced by 46%.
Another gain that the NYPD celebrates in the report is the fact that six out of eight NYPD patrol boroughs reported declines in crime over the last eight years. In its December 8, 2021 report, the NYPD stated that technology played a huge role in helping the department achieve these gains. For instance, after police officers received smartphones, they were able to read the text of 911 calls, directly contact the people who called, dial-up 911 histories of city addresses, and search criminal and warrant status. Therefore, technology adoption in the NYPD has assisted in the implementation of its precision policing model.
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