September 2022 Crime Statistics

October 7, 2022

Strategies to curb shootings and violence, and to seize guns, continue gaining traction

For the month of September 2022, the number of overall shooting incidents decreased in New York City compared with September 2021, highlighting the NYPD’s continuing work to combat gun violence. Citywide shooting incidents decreased by 13.2% (118 v. 136), driven by significant declines in Brooklyn, southern Queens, the Bronx, and northern Manhattan. Additionally, the number of murders citywide decreased for the month of September by 23.5% (39 v. 51) compared to the same period last year.

The NYPD this year has worked tirelessly to prevent New Yorkers from being victimized by violence, seizing more than 5,600 firearms year-to-date in 2022. That work has seen citywide gun arrests in September rise by 7.4% (423 v. 394) compared to the number of gun arrests effected in September 2021, and is driving a 5.0% increase in gun arrests (3,601 v. 3,430) through the first nine months of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021. The number of citywide gun arrests in the first three quarters of 2022 stands at a 27-year-high.

Additionally, NYPD officers in September 2022 made 4,258 arrests for complaints of major felony crimes, a 24.7% increase over the 3,414 arrests for major felonies in the same month last year. Arrests for major felonies are up nearly 27% so far in calendar 2022, compared with the first nine months of 2021.

Overall index crime in New York City increased in September 2022, by 15.2% compared with September 2021 (11,057 v. 9,596). Five of the seven major index-crime categories saw increases, driven by a 22.7% increase in burglary (1,409 v. 1,148), a 21.5% increase in grand larceny auto (1,215 v. 1,000), and a 21.3% increase in grand larceny (4,552 v. 3,753).

“One crime victim is one victim too many, and the hardworking women and men of the NYPD are committed to ensuring that no one – in any New York City neighborhood – is harmed by violence or disorder,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Our strategies to suppress violence, to seize illegal guns, and to hold criminals accountable for their actions are beginning to gain traction. But the NYPD cannot shoulder this work alone. Our entire criminal justice system, and all of our government and community partners, must pull in the same direction and remain focused on our shared goal: the safety of everyone who lives, works, and visits New York City. We have seen too much revolving-door recidivism. We have seen too many well-intentioned reforms exploited. Most importantly, we must shatter the perception among criminals that there are no consequences for violent crime, and realign our system to center on those who matter most: crime victims. At the NYPD, we will never stop delivering on our public-safety promise, and we need every sector of our society to make the same pledge to see that promise fully realized.”

Throughout the summer, and into the fall, the NYPD has carried out precision-policing to keep people safe and focus our crime-fighting efforts on the right people, at the right times, for the right reasons. Collectively, the NYPD’s ongoing work has driven a 12.6% reduction in shootings year-to-date – with 161 fewer shooting victims through the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period last year – and a 12.6% decrease in murders (327 v. 374) year-to-date through the end of September.

In all its work to develop and investigate intelligence-based, long-term cases, the NYPD closely coordinates with its law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal levels. The NYPD’s Gun Violence Suppression Section continues to build strong cases by locating and seizing illegal firearms – concentrating on removing guns before they can be sold on New York City’s streets and used to harm people. Crime prevention is also a prime component of the NYPD’s strategy when it comes to property and financial crimes, as well. To that end, the NYPD announced this week the launch of a citywide “Scam Awareness Campaign” to prevent New Yorkers from falling prey to a range of emerging scams, frauds, and cyber-assisted crimes. The initiative features the creation of a new, 24-hour information hotline to help New Yorkers inquire about, and better understand, these criminal schemes. Police personnel assigned to answer the hotline – 646-610-SCAM – will guide callers in responding to scams, educate them about additional resources, and refer them to services, including 911, for crimes requiring a police response.

In the coming months, the department will remain committed to the flexible, adaptable approach to shifting crime trends and conditions that was a hallmark of its successful Summer Violence Reduction Plan. Additionally, as more people return to in-person work and daily commuting amid this pivotal period of pandemic recovery, local NYPD commanders are deploying Transit Bureau officers, Highway and Traffic Safety officers, Neighborhood Coordination Officers, Field Intelligence Officers, patrol personnel, and more to keep every New York City neighborhood safe.

Through it all, the NYPD’s work continues to be driven by community concerns. The support and partnership the NYPD receives from the community will again be highlighted this coming weekend as the annual “Faith & Blue” events commence in cities across the country. The events, designed to strengthen communities by joining the resources of faith-based organizations, neighborhood groups, residents, and the police, are an opportunity for increased dialogue with young people in communities that need the police the most. To get involved and learn more about the upcoming events planned for October 7th through October 10th, please visit the “Faith & Blue” website at:

The NYPD will never stop fighting for New Yorkers, and will always work to keep the criminal justice system’s focus where it belongs: on the people we serve.

*All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revision, or change.*

Index Crime Statistics: September 2022

September 2022 September 2021 +/- %
Murder 39 51 -12 -23.5%
Rape 145 131 +14 +10.7%
Robbery 1508 1295 +213 +16.4%
Felony Assault 2189 2218 -29 -1.3%
Burglary 1409 1147 +261 +22.7%
4552 3753 +799 +21.3%
Grand Larceny Auto 1215 1000 +215 +21.5%
TOTAL 11057 9596 +1461 +15.2%

Additional Statistics: September 2022

September 2022 September 2021 +/- %
198 191 +7 +3.7%
485 509 -24 -4.7%
Citywide Shooting
118 136 -18 -13.2%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: September 2022

(Reports filed from September 1 – September 30 in years indicated)

Year Total
Same Year
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years
5+ Years
145 117 7 6 1 3 11
131 101 11 3 1 0 15
146 114 10 3 2 1 16
172 143 10 4 4 4 7
145 107 11 3 3 1 20
119 106 5 2 0 2 4

Rape continues to be underreported. If you are a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The 24-hour NYPD Special Victims Division hotline is: 212-267-RAPE (7273).

Hate Crime Statistics: September 2022

(Incidents reported from Sept. 1st – Sept. 30th in years indicated)

Motivation 2022 2021 Diff % Change
2 6 -4 -67%
6 5 +1 +20%
0 0 0 0%
13 0 +13 ***
1 0 +1 ***
0 0 0 0%
20 18 +2 +11%
2 2 0 0%
1 2 -1 -50%
Sexual Orientation
11 13 -2 -15%
0 1 -1 -100%
56 47 +9 +19%

Note: Statistics above are subject to change, as active possible bias cases may be reclassified to non-bias cases and removed from counted data upon investigation.