Crime in the Bronx dropped 5% last month, but reported rapes saw an uptick


In February, the Bronx saw its overall crime numbers dip by 5%, with notable drops in robberies and larcenies. However, a concerning trend continued as reported rapes dropped citywide by 22%, yet rose in the borough by 16% over that same timeframe last year.

Despite being home to roughly 17% of the the city’s population, the Bronx accounts for 25% of the city’s total reported rapes, according to September 2022 figures from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. This year, according to police data, there have been 29 reported rapes in the Bronx, as of March 6, exceeding the 2022 total of 25, during that same time period.