Crime continues to fall in New York City, with officials declaring that last month was the safest July in the city’s history.
Total crime was down 1.7 percent, including a 37 drop in the number of murders.
We’re on a pace right now to do what we did last year, to have the safest year in New York City history for the people of this city since the Cold War,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Through the end of July, the city has reported 53,937 index crimes for the year. That’s more than 900 fewer than 2017.
“NYPD is living by the concept that records are made to be broken and they’re on pace to do it again,” de Blasio said.
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The NYPD believes that records are made to be broken. July 2018 was the safest July on record, and we're on track to do what we did last year: have the safest year in New York City since the Cold War. pic.twitter.com/j3ill5VN32— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 2, 2018