The NYPD says gun violence fell in August compared to a year ago, marking the three straight months of declines.
“The expectation is 100 percent that when we finish this year, we're going to string together month after month of reducing shootings,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
There were 167 shootings last month, compared with 241 in August of 2020. That’s still higher than the 91 shootings the city saw in August 2019 before the pandemic.
“We have fought our way back and we will continue to. We're turning this tide,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
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