NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for February 2021

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New York____For the month of February 2021, New York City saw continued reductions in every major index crime category with the exception of grand larceny auto (GLA). Overall index crime fell 26.5% compared with February 2020. The reduction was driven by a 40.4% decrease in grand larceny (2068 v. 3471) and a 32.7% decrease in robbery (791 v. 1175). There was also one less murder in February 2021 compared to the previous year (21 v. 22).  While felonious assault saw a 7.9% reduction compared to February 2020 (1315 v. 1428), shooting incidents increased to 77 v. 44 in February 2020, or +75.0%.

The prevalence of gun violence in New York City remains a central focus for the NYPD. Investigators continue to work closely with their local, state and federal partners to build strong cases against those who traffic, sell or use illegal firearms. Gun arrests across the five boroughs remain at record highs. For the month of February 2021, there were 400 gun arrests. This is an increase of 63.9% compared to February 2020, or 156 more arrests. Patrol Borough Bronx and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North are leading the way with 117 and 94 arrests, respectively. Through ongoing analysis of emerging crime trends, the NYPD shifts personnel to areas experiencing an uptick in violence. Additionally, precision policing allows investigators to pay close attention to those very few criminals who are the persistent drivers of violence.

“As New York City emerges from one of its most challenging periods, the public safety of all New Yorkers will be essential to our collective success,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “The men and women of the NYPD are resilient and up to the challenge before us.   Not only are they going in harm’s way to drive down violence like never before, they are also connecting with the communities they serve in innovative, impactful ways.”

Statistics on Index Crimes

Feb 2021

Feb 2020

+/-

%

YTD 2021

YTD 2020

+/-

%

Murder

21

22

-1

-4.5%

47

49

-2

-4.1%

Rape

  96

130

-34

-26.2%

  198

265

-67

-25.3%

Robbery

791

1175

-384

– 32.7%

1725

2473

-384

-32.7%

Fel. Assault

1315

1428

-113

-7.9%

2845

3070

-225

-7.3%

Burglary

797

961

-164

-17.1%

1883

2144

-261

-12.2%

Grand Larceny

2068

3471

-1403

-40.4%

4618

7261

-2643

-36.4%

G.L.A.

543

470

+73

+15.5%

1172

1041

+131

+12.6%

TOTAL

5631

7657

-2026

-26.5%

12488

16303

-3815

-23.4%

              

  

             

Additional Statistics for February 2021

Feb 2021

Feb 2020

+/-

%

Transit

104

268

-164

-61.25

Housing

338

345

-7

-2.0%

Shooting Incidents

77

44

+33

+75.0%

February 2021 Rape Breakdown

CompStat Year

Count

Occurred Same Year

Occurred Previous Year

Occurred 2 Years Prior

Occurred 3 Years Prior

Occurred 4 Years Prior

Occurred 5+ Years Prior

2021

96

65

12

6

1

2

10

2020

130

93

23

3

4

0

7

2019

133

95

24

3

2

1

8

2018

122

83

17

7

1

1

13

2017

88

66

14

2

0

1

5

2016

104

75

16

4

2

1

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•        Rape continues to be underreported. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The NYPD Special Victims Division’s 24-hour hotline is 212-267-RAPE (7273).

 

 

Year-To-Date Hate Crimes Statistics Summary through February 2021

Motivation:

Motivation

2021

2020

Diff

% Change

ASIAN

3

0

3

***.*

BLACK

5

7

-2

-29%

ETHNIC

2

0

2

***.*

GENDER

5

8

-3

-38%

OTHER

3

6

-3

-50%

OTHER COVID-19

1

0

1

***.*

RELIGION

0

1

-1

-100%

SEMITIC

11

35

-24

-69%

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

6

3

3

100%

WHITE

0

2

-2

-100%

Grand Total

36

62

-26

-42%

Note: Recent Coronavirus-related incidents fall under the anti-other category as there are primarily two motivating factors behind those crimes: The victim’s race (Anti-Asian) and the perception that they have Coronavirus. Also, all crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.

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