NYC Crime | Shootings dropped nearly 25% over last 6 months, with reductions in some other major crimes: cops


The first half of this year saw a nearly 25% decrease in shootings compared with the same period last year, according to crime data released by the NYPD on Thursday.

That equates to 482 total shootings for the first six months of this year, down from 636 during the same time frame in 2023; moreover, 196 fewer New Yorkers were shot so far this year than last, police brass said during a Thursday press conference at the NYPD’s lower Manhattan headquarters.