NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for April 2022

May 3, 2022

Intelligence-driven policing, focus on guns and quality-of-life attacks continue

For the month of April 2022, New York City saw a 38% decrease in homicides (31 from 50) and a 29.1% drop in shootings (105 from 148) compared to April 2021.

Overall listed crime increased by 34.2% in April 2022, compared to the same period a year ago (9,463 compared to 7,051) – a total driven by a 43.5% increase in robberies (3 867 vs. 2,694) and a 41.5% increase in robberies (1,261 vs. 891). Burglaries also increased by 39.4% (1,209 from 867) in April 2022 compared to last year.

NYPD officers made 49.6% more arrests in the top seven index crime categories (3,832 vs. 2,561) in April 2022, including 372 arrests for illegal possession of firearms, or 146 arrests of more firearms than at the same time last year, an increase of 64.6%.

“The women and men of the NYPD are making notable progress through our enhanced patrol deployments both on the street and underground in the subway system, a focused effort to get even more illegal firearms out of the hands of criminals and renewed attention to persistent quality of life infractions – driven directly by the complaints of the people we serve,” Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell mentioned. “Across all five boroughs, the NYPD remains highly focused on the relatively small number of individuals responsible for much of the crime and unrest in New York City.”

Every day and night, NYPD investigators and analysts are relentless in gathering timely and accurate intelligence, identifying and stopping the drivers of violence, and presenting the strongest cases possible to their law enforcement colleagues in court. .

The NYPD’s ability to reverse negative crime trends is enhanced through collaborations with municipal, state and federal partners, including through their daily Gun Violence Strategic Partnership meetings. New progress is being made through the understanding of New Yorkers that true public safety requires shared responsibility, and that building trust and strengthening relationships between police and the people they serve are essential to the collective mission of the city.

**All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, review or change.*.*

Crime Statistics Index: April 2022

31 50 -19 -38.0%
109 116 -7 -6.0%
1261 891 +370 +41.5%
2044 1690 +354 +20.9%
1209 867 +342 +39.4%
3867 2694 +1173 +43.5%
942 743 +199 +26.8%
9463 7051 +2412 +34.2%

Additional statistics for April 2022

176 115 +61 +53.0%
444 466 -22 -4.7%
105 148 -43 -29.1%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: April 2022

(Reports filed from April 1 to April 30 in the years indicated)

Year Total
Incidents
Reported
Incident
Has occurred
Same year
Incident
Has occurred
Previous
Year
Incident
Has occurred
2 years
Before
Incident
Has occurred
3 years
Before
Incident
Has occurred
4 years
Before
Incident
Has occurred
5+ years
Before

2022

109 79 11 4 3 2 11

2021

116 83 8 9 1 4 11

2020

72 62 5 3 0 0 2

2019

145 110 19 6 2 1 7

2018

168 132 17 4 0 3 12

2017

119 97 14 1 0 1 6

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


Summary of hate crime statistics for April 2022

(Representing April 1st – April 30and* for calendar years 2022 and 2021)

Motivation 2022 2021 Difference % Switch

Asian

7 28 -21 -75%

Black

4 3 +1 +33%

Disability

0 0 0 0%

Ethnic

4 0 4 ***.*

sex

0 3 -3 -100%

Hispanic

0 0 0 ***.*

Jewish

16 27 -11 -41%

Muslim

3 0 3 ***.*

Religion

2 0 +2 ***.*

sexual orientation

4 6 -2 -33%

White

0 0 0 0%

Total

40 67 -27 -40%

Note: The above statistics are subject to change after investigation, as active possible bias cases may be reclassified as unbiased and removed from the counted data.

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