NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for May 2022

June 3, 2022

For the month of May 2022, the overall number of shooting incidents decreased again in New York City compared to May 2021, continuing the downward trend in gun violence in the second quarter of the calendar year. Citywide shootings were down 31.4% (118 from 172), marked by declines in all patrol boroughs except Staten Island, where the number remained at three in May 2022 compared to May 2021. The overall number of hate crimes also decreased for the month, by 10%, (63 against 73) compared to the same period last year.

Additionally, there were 414 firearm arrests in May 2022, bringing the total number of firearm arrests citywide in 2022 to 2,007, an increase of 4.4% from 1 923 firearm arrests in the first five months of 2021. In its ongoing work to eradicate gun violence, the NYPD has seized approximately 3,080 firearms so far in 2022, at a time when its arrests of guns are at their highest level in 28 years.

Overall listed crime in New York increased by 27.8% in May 2022 compared to May 2021 (10,414 compared to 8,149). Each of the top seven categories of index crimes saw increases, led by a 42.1% increase in robberies (4,116 vs. 2,897); a 28.3% increase in burglaries (1,239 versus 966); and a 26.2% increase in robberies (1,506 vs. 1,193).

“We have used all the resources we have to reduce gun violence in this city. We’ve seen seven straight weeks of shootings go down – and that’s no coincidence,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “We use an intelligence-led approach and gun arrests are being made in numbers not seen in nearly 30 years, but we understand that we must be relentless because lives depend on it.”

The reduction in shootings in May 2022 is part of a growing trend that mirrors the NYPD’s work earlier this year with the deployment of new Neighborhood Safety Teams, which have seized 105 firearms and made 115 weapon arrests since their creation in mid-March. It also coincides with the NYPD’s ongoing work to develop and investigate long-term, intelligence-based cases focused on the very few New Yorkers willing to pick up a gun and use it.

Just days ago, investigators from the NYPD’s Gun Violence Suppression Division arrested 22 suspected members of a violent Bloods-affiliated squad in the Bronx – who used Drill Rap to amp up their alleged criminality. They are charged in a 65-count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder and other charges related to multiple shootings. The Gun Violence Suppression Division began in South Brooklyn in December 2014 and has now spread throughout the city. It is an enduring model for fighting gun crime and holding violent criminals accountable for their actions.

Also in May 2022, the NYPD’s Firearms Suppression Section—along with the Department’s Criminal Intelligence Section Ghost Guns Team—continued the important work of interdicting hundreds of illegal firearms. entering New York City via the traditional “iron pipeline” and increasingly operated a “plastic pipeline”.

These operations use all the tools of the department’s precision policing philosophy to keep New Yorkers safe, and they strive to keep the criminal justice system front and center: on the victims.

45 41 +4 +9.8%
157 114 +43 +37.7%
1506 1193 +313 +26.2%
2307 2043 +264 +12.9%
1239 966 273 28.3%
4116 2897 +1219 +42.1%
1044 895 +149 +16.6%
10414 8149 +2265 +27.8%

Additional statistics for May 2022

219 171 +48 +28.1%
519 481 +38 +7.9%
118 172 -54 -31.4%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: May 2022

(Reports filed from May 1 to May 31 of the years indicated)

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

2022

157 114 12 5 seven 1 18

2021

114 82 17 3 1 2 9

2020

105 85 ten 1 2 1 6

2019

163 113 14 4 4 4 24

2018

182 136 19 8 2 3 14

2017

122 98 9 3 5 0 seven

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 May 2022

(Representing May 1st – May 31stst for calendar years 2022 and 2021)

Motivation 2022 2021 Difference % To change

Asian

seven 15 -8 -53%

Black

5 3 +2 +67%

Disability

0 0 0 0%

Ethnic

4 2

+2

+100%

Genre

2 0 +2

Hispanic

4 1 +3 +300%

Jewish

25 36 -11 -31%

Muslim

seven 1 +6 +600%

Religion

1 2 -1 -50%

sexual orientation

8 8 0 %

White

0 5 -5 -100%

TOTAL

63 73 -ten -14%

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

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