Initiatives: Safety

Initiatives: Safety

  • Released pioneering study on how outdoor lighting reduces crime – making NYC the first in the country to rigorously examine the effect of different lighting installation strategies on crime reduction, including sexual violence.
  • The Administration completed installation of 1,000 new lights to improve public safety.
  • Signed new amendments to the Human Rights Law, including Intro 832, which protects victims of domestic violence from housing discrimination.
  • Established the City's Commission on Human Rights as the first human rights agency in any major U.S. city to certify U and T visas for immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking, which allow undocumented immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking to remain in the U.S. during an investigation and can provide a pathway to legal permanent residence.
  • Invested in domestic violence resources for Department of Homeless Services clients, including: increasing space by 50% to serve over 13,000 homeless children and adults per year, adding 700 units and emergency beds, and providing LINC rental assistance.
  • Worked to end street harassment and subway "grinding" by adding 150 NYPD officers assigned to transit to respond to street/subway harassment.