Editorial | Is New York City turning the corner on crime at last?


For the first nine months of 2022, the NYPD reported that major felonies citywide had jumped by 10% or more. Such dramatic increases have led to citywide angst and fueled countless political ads from self-proclaimed “tough on crime” politicians who think they can do better than the incumbents.

But in October, the NYPD saw something that looked like progress — a 5.4% increase in crime. The monthly numbers were still up, but for the first time all year, the percentage increase did not exceed 10%.