Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.
Operation Crew Cut
A year after the NYPD announced an initiative combating loosely affiliated gangs, homicide rates among young people in the city have declined significantly. Since the implementation of the Police Department’s “Operation Crew Cut,” crime statistics show that murders among people ages 13 to 21 have fallen 50.6 percent from 87 to 43 through November 24, [...]
The NYPD is announcing an initiative today that will double the size of its Gang Unit and focus on social media to combat gangs. Dubbed Operation Crew Cut, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly will discuss the program Tuesday in a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego. In a pre-released [...]