NYC Has Record Level Violent Crimes in ’22, Most In About 15 Years

Over 170,000 felony crimes were reported in the New York City in 2022, according to new police crime data.

The number of felony crimes is the most since 2006, when the NYPD first started making such statistics publicly available.

The data released last week shows a record 172,852 felonies reported last year – a 20.4%  increase from 2021.

“Things in a large city aren’t supposed to grow that much or go down that much in one year,” former NYPD supervisor Chris Hermann, who is now an assistant professor at Manhattan’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told the New York Post.

The recently release number are the result of a surge in major crimes and because other felonies not detailed in the New York Police Department’s  Compstat report didn’t  including criminal mischief, criminal contempt, strangulation and dangerous weapons possession.

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