NYC Crime Demographics Before and After Criminal Justice Reforms and COVID

NYC Violent Major Felonies Between 2019, the year preceding the COVID pandemic and the enactment of New York State’s criminal justice reform laws (bail and discovery reform), and 2023, New York City saw a 29% increase in overall violent major felony crimes. Murder rates climbed by 22.6%, robberies by 26.5%, and felony assaults by 34.7%. […]

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How NYC Underreports Violent Crime

Summary Underreporting Violent Crime in New York City: Deviations from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definitions have led to a significant underreporting of violent crime statistics in New York City (NYC). This has caused a persistent underrepresentation of violent crimes, with major felonies being reported at much lower rates than they actually occur. Political

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NYC Politicians Misuse Crime and Incarceration Statistics to Further Their Agendas

Recently, the New York City Council overwhelmingly voted (42-9) to overturn Mayor Eric Adams’ veto of two bills: Intro 586-A, a bill that requires the NYC Police Department (NYPD) to document all investigative encounters, and Intro 549-A, a bill to ban solitary confinement in city jails. Supporters of both bills leveled charges of institutionalized racism

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Experts Are Misusing Crime Metrics to Make the NYC Subway Appear Safer Than It Is

Misused Subway Crime Metrics A long chorus of politicians, government officials, and mass transit advocates have consistently misused baseline metrics to measure subway crime in New York City (NYC) to give riders a false sense of security. For example, New York City Police Department Transit Chief Michael Kemper, appeared on PIX11 morning news last week

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