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Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton Announce Update in "Summer All Out" Initiative

July 15, 2015

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Shooting incidents in 10 targeted high-crime precincts decreased 29 percent since Summer All Out was launched on June 8

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton today provided an update on the progress of the NYPD's "Summer All Out" initiative - a targeted anti-violence officer deployment program focused on high-crime areas across the city. The Mayor and Commissioner made the announcement at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx located in the NYPD's 47 precinct, which has seen a 70 percent decrease in shootings the first half of this summer. This time last year, the 47 precinct was the driver of all shootings in the Bronx and one of the most violent in the city.

Today's announcement comes on the heels of the Administration's launch of "One City: Safe and Fair - Everywhere," a new neighborhood policing model designed to transform our City's approach to policing while keeping crime at historic lows. This fundamental re-engineering of how the NYPD works recognizes that the best way to keep crime at historically low levels, and drive it down even further, is to engage and activate community members as coequal partners in the fight against crime like never before.

Following last year's successful implementation of Summer All Out and other summer initiatives, the NYPD temporarily reassigned 330 administrative officers to boost patrols in 10 high-crime precincts and four high-crime police service areas. The NYPD also partnered with community members, social service providers, and police organizations to specifically target gangs and street crews. 

"Bringing police and community closer together builds mutual trust and respect, and in turn reduces crime by emphasizing proactive, preventative policing. We are seeing the positive results of that model right here in the 47 in the Bronx. Five weeks into Summer All Out and just a few short weeks after announcing our new neighborhood policing vision, neighborhood residents and officers are embracing one another, and shootings are down in some of our high-crime precincts. This is proof that together we can create a city that is safe and fair everywhere," said Mayor de Blasio. 

"We've been working hard to reduce violence across the city, and as evidenced here in the 47 precinct we are having some success. But we can't do it alone. It takes the collective effort of our community, our police and our local leaders to continue building trust and understanding. But with your help, we will continue to build One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere," said Police Commissioner William J. Batton.

In 2015, "Summer All Out" is already on track to exceed expectations. The following numbers highlight the decrease in shootings resulting from the initiative and other efforts by the NYPD to reduce crime:

Between June 8 and July 13, 2015, during "Summer All Out":

  • In the 10 targeted precincts, shooting incidents have decreased 29 percent.
  • There were also 39 shooting incidents in these 10 targeted precincts during this period this year - compared to 55 during the same period in 2014.
  • The 47 precinct in the Bronx has seen a 70 percent reduction in shootings since the beginning of the program this year.  
  • In the 47 precinct there were three shooting incidents during this period this year 2015 compared to 10 during the same period in 2014.

"Today Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton came to Cardinal Spellman High School in the Baychester section of my district to present encouraging evidence from the NYPD's "Summer All Out" initiative," said Congressman Eliot Engel. "The dramatic reduction in gun violence in the 47th precinct during the first half of this summer compared to last shows that "Summer All Out" is helping to keep New York City the safest big city in America. I applaud the brave men and women of the NYPD who protect us every day, and the Mayor and the Commissioner for providing the resources to make that happen.

"I knew that we couldn't have a crime free neighborhood unless community and police worked together, and Mayor de Blasio understood this and gave us the strong partner we needed when he brought Commissioner Bratton back to New York City," said Elizabeth Gill, President of the 47 Precinct Community Council. "Crime is down in the 47 precinct, and I thank the Mayor for his leadership and support, for listening to us, and taking action."

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