New York Police Department Provides Citywide Crime Statistics For April 2022
On May 3, 2022, the New York police department provided a citywide crime report for April 2022. According to the report, overall index crime increased by 34.2% in April 2022 compared to April 2021. This increase resulted from an increase in grand larceny, robbery, burglaries, felonious assault, and grand larceny auto.
For the month of April 2022, New York City recorded 3,867 grand larceny cases, whereas, during the same month last year, there were 2,694 grand larceny cases. In April 2022, a total of 1,261 robbery cases were recorded in NYC, whereas in April last year, there were a total of 891 robbery cases. Burglaries in NYC increased by 39.4%, with 1,209 burglaries recorded in April 2022, up from the 867 cases recorded in April 2021. Lastly, according to the NYPD, felonious assault cases increased by 20.9% (2,044 v 1,690), and grand larceny auto cases increased by 26.8% (942 v 743).
As it pertains to arrests, the report states that NYPD officers effected 49.6% more arrests across all the major index crime categories in April 2022. In April 2021, NYPD officers made 2,561 arrests across the seven major index crime categories, and in April this year, they made 3,832 arrests, including 372 arrests for unlawful gun possession, which is 146 more arrests than the arrests made in April last year.
When it comes to hate crimes, overall hate crimes reduced by 40% in April 2022 compared to April 2021. According to the NYPD report, incidents against Asian people decreased by 75%. In April 2022, 7 cases of hate crimes against Asian people were reported, whereas, in April 2021, 28 cases were reported. Hate crime incidents against the Jewish people also reduced in April 2022 compared to April 2021. In April 2021, NYC recorded a total of 27 cases of hate crimes against Jewish people, whereas in April 2022, a total of 16 cases. However, incidents against black people increased by 33%. In April 2021, a total of 3 cases of hate crimes against black people were recorded, but in April 2022, 4 cases were recorded.
Have You Been Arrested by the NYPD?
The men and women of the New York Police Department are relentless in gathering intelligence, identifying and arresting the drivers of violence, and presenting their strongest cases to court. If the NYPD has arrested you, it is crucial that you retain the services of a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help defend you using a defense strategy that is best suited for your case. For example, if you are facing assault charges but you only assaulted someone to defend yourself, an experienced attorney can defend you using the affirmative defense of self-defense.
Lastly, if an NYPD officer arrests you, you need to avoid answering questions without your attorney present. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and decline to answer police questions if you believe that answering those questions could result in you incriminating yourself.
Contact an NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested by the NYPD and are looking for an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney who can help you with your case, contact the NYC criminal defense attorney Mark I. Cohen, Esq., at 212-732-0002.