War on crime | NYC crime rates plummet in 2023, but remains far higher than before pandemic, NYPD stats show

Though Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD brass took victory laps Wednesday amid reports that crime drastically dropped in 2023, those rates were still far higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York nearly four years ago.

Hizzoner helmed a panel made up of top police officials inside of the department’s headquarters on Jan. 3 where the collective group unveiled the crime statistics for both December and 2023 as a whole.