Trends in Criminal Justice in New York

According the New York State Department of Criminal Justice, in the past ten years, New York has experienced a double-digit decrease in crime. Thus making the state of New York a much safer place to live, work, and raise families.

These studies conducted over a ten-year period, have shown that the overall rate of index crime has dropped 26 percent, the rate of violent crimes has declined 30 percent, and property crimes have decreased by 24 percent. The study also revealed that while the highest volume of violent crimes has undoubtedly occurred in New York City, the city has reported a 39 percent decrease in violent crimes over the ten-year period.

At the same time, the proportion of crimes reported in New York City and outside of the city has shifted. The majority of criminal acts within the limits of New York City have dropped from 63 percent to 37 percent, resulting in boosting the number of statewide crimes committed outside of the city.

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