NYC crime: February sees fewer felonies above and below ground, NYPD says

Major felonies, shootings and overall crimes in the transit system dropped in February 2024, according to NYPD statistics released Tuesday afternoon.

The department reported a 1.1% decrease in major felonies month-over-month between February 2023 and February 2024. Murders decreased by 22.2%, with 21 homicides reported last month, down from 27 tallied at the same period in 2023.

Shootings continue to drop citywide, the NYPD reported, with just 53 incidents of gun violence during the month, 10 fewer than in February 2023. There were also fewer shooting victims, with 65 recorded last month, down from 81.