Crime Falls in New York City

New statistics from the New York City Police Department show that overall crime fell by 7.4 percent in January compared to a year ago.

“I want to note that the evidence is clear. The numbers get more and more striking with every passing month. We got rid of a broken and unconstitutional approach to stop and frisk – it's down 94 percent since 2013, and we've seen consistent reductions in crime,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Despite the drop in crime, the mayor said that six precincts in the city still have crime at levels that are “unacceptable.” De Blasio said he and Police Commissioner James O’Neill will be visiting those precincts to ensure everyone remains committed to driving down crime.

The NYPD is also reporting a 30 percent increase in hate crimes.

“The outreach continues, our Hate Crimes Task Force goes out to community meetings trying to spread the word about what is a hate crime, what is not a hate crime and certainly, you know in large demand, but those meetings are very well received,” Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.

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