NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for February 2022

March 3, 2022

For the month of February 2022, New York City saw a 58.7% increase in overall listed crime compared to February 2021 (9,138 vs. 5,759). All major categories of index crimes saw an increase for the month of February 2022. Robberies increased by 56% (1,276 vs. 818), robberies increased by 79.2% (3,762 vs. 2,099) and armed robberies increased by 104.7% (1,083 vs. 529). Citywide shootings were down 1.3% (76 from 77) in February 2022 compared to the same period last year.

The New York City Police Department remains focused on the drivers of crime and disorder in New York City, and the department will never waver in its primary mission to protect all people it serves. Every day, in every New York City neighborhood, the NYPD strives to identify and investigate the relatively small number of people responsible for the majority of criminal activity – and it employs every resource to ensure that these offenders are held responsible.

To that end, the new Neighborhood Safety Teams will further bolster NYPD efforts to stop the proliferation of illegal weapons, quell gang activity, and quell the violence caused by these illegal actions. The deployment of these specially trained officers and supervisors will augment the ongoing work of patrolling the city’s streets, subways and public housing developments around the clock. Nearly nine million New Yorkers depend on the NYPD and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners to keep them safe – and every member of the police department is fully engaged in this essential work.

“The men and women of the New York City Police Department proactively address the root causes of criminal behavior,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “The NYPD will never back down, and the department has come far too far ahead over the decades — and far too invested in the communities it serves — to back down on any count. New Yorkers deserve better.”

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

Crime Statistics Index: February 2022

32 29 +3 +10.3%
134 99 +35 +35.4%
1276 818 +458 +56.0%
1665 1361 +304 +22.3%
1186 824 +362 +43.9%
3762 209 +1663 +79.2%
1083 529 +554 +104.7%
9138 5759 +3379 +58.7%

Additional statistics for February 2022

182 105 +77 +73.3%
444 346 +98 +28.3%
76 77 -1 -1.3%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: February 2022

(Reports filed from February 1 to February 28 of the years indicated)

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

2022

134 89 28 4 4 2 7

2021

99 64 14 6 2 2 11

2020

130 93 23 3 4 0 7

2019

133 95 24 3 2 1 8

2018

122 83 17 7 1 1 13

2017

88 66 14 2 0 1 5

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 January 2022

(Representative from February 1 to February 27* for calendar years 2022 and 2021)

Motivation 2022 2021 Difference % Change

Asian

9 4 +5 +125%

Black

16 8 +8 +100%

Disability

0 0 0 0%

Ethnic

4 3 +1 +33%

sex

5 5 0 0%

Hispanic

1 0 +1

Jewish

56 11 +45 +409%

Muslim

3 0 +3

Religion

3 0 +3

sexual orientation

9 6 +3 +50%

White

1 0 +1

Total

107 37 +70 +189%

(* Data compiled weekly)

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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