FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2013
WEEKLY UPDATE ON MURDERS AND SHOOTINGS IN NEW YORK CITY
In 2012, New York City saw the lowest number of murders and the lowest number of shootings at any time since comparable records were kept, with 419 murders and 1,374 shootings. Below is a year-to-date update on murders and shootings in 2013. This update will be provided every week by the Mayor’s Office.
Through Sunday, September 8th, New York City has seen 84 fewer murders than at this point last year: 228 murders in 2013 compared to 312 murders in 2012 – a decrease of 26.9 percent.
Murders committed with firearms represent 131 of the 228 murders in 2013, 57.5 percent.
Through Sunday, September 8th, the number of murders committed with firearms is down by 57 from last year: 131 in 2013 compared to 188 in 2012 – a decrease of 30.3 percent.
Through Sunday, September 8th, New York City has seen 255 fewer total shootings than at this point last year: 774 shootings in 2013 compared to 1,029 shootings in 2012 – a decrease of 24.8 percent.