The number of serious crimes in New York have reduced may be due to the reason that criminals don’t like to go out in the cold.
Statistics put out by the NYPD through CompStat show that New York City crime decreased for 2014 as compared with 2013.
As on 23rd of February, there have been 42 murders from the start of the year. In 2013, the rate of murders was 48, so it shows a decrease of 12.5%. These figures reduced 57.6% from 2001 and 85.9% from 1993.
However, only the crime rate of homicide reduced, and rape, felony assault and grand theft auto were recorded to be more in the same period as compared to 2013.
Through 23rd of February 2014, felonies as a whole decreased by 1.5%.
In 2014, there have been 190 rapes and in 2013, there were 184 which shows that this crime increased by 3.3%. From 17th of February to 23rd of February, there have been thirty rapes but in 2013, there were twenty one.
Grand theft auto increased from 901 in 2013 to 1,003 in 2014, which shows an increase of 11.3%.
Felony assault also increased from 2,518 in 2013 to 2,681 in 2014, it indicates an increase of 6.5%.
Other crimes like robbery, burglary, and grand larceny reduced. Shooting incidents were decreased 13.3% from the same period in 2013 and there were 16% less shooting victims than during the same period last year. From 1993, the number reduced by 84%.
Arrests of panhandlers increased 3 times since the same period last year, according to a report in the New York Times.
Police recorded 274 panhandlers who were taken into custody in the first two months, January and February of 2014, but in 2013, ninety individuals were taken into custody in the same period in 2013.