For the first time in 2022, the NYPD reported a monthly decrease in crime, with major felonies down 1.2% during November, New York’s Finest announced Monday.
The decrease was largely fueled by declines in two categories that had dogged the NYPD for months: burglary and grand larceny, property crimes that affect thousands of New Yorkers every year. During November, the NYPD reported a 6% decrease in burglaries, with 1,231 break-ins tallied in the month, down from the 1,310 recorded in November 2021; and a 5.5% drop in grand larcenies, with 4,187 such thefts reported, down from the 4,430 incidents tallied the previous November.
Rapes were also down 14.1% this past month, though the NYPD has stated for months that the crime remains grossly underreported. And while murders had increased in November (30 homicides, compared to 25 in November 2021), shootings were down 32.8% last month, with just 80 incidents recorded.