The New York City Police Department today announced that overall
crime in all city schools is down by 14.7% for year. The overall crime index is
measured by the incidence of six major crime categories: assault, robbery, rape,
burglary, grand larceny, and homicide.
In addition, the schools with the highest incidence of crime
have experienced more than three times the drop in crime that others have. In
many cases, these schools have seen overall crime cut by more than 50%.
On average, overall crime in the city's 10 highest-crime
schools has plummeted by an average of more than 46% for the year.
The following list shows the amount crime has dropped since last
year in the 10 highest-crime schools across the city:
||YTD '01 %
|Harry S. Truman, The
|Samuel J. Tilden, Brooklyn
|William C. Bryant,