Major crime has dropped a total of 3 percent in the city so far this year, as the Big Apple continues to buck a nationwide trend that has seen incidents shoot up in other major municipalities, authorities announced Monday.
There were 2,322 fewer so-called index crimes reported as of the end of September over the same period in 2015, officials said. There were also 97 fewer shootings so far this year, for a 10.9% drop, and 10 fewer murders, or a 3.7% decrease.
The numbers were released at a news conference at One Police Plaza attended by Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill, who was leading his first monthly crime briefing as the city’s top cop since taking over for former Commissioner Bill Bratton last month.
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