NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for October 2022

November 3, 2022

Strategies to curb shootings, seize guns, patrol the subways, and clear cases remain strong

For the month of October 2022, the number of overall shooting incidents decreased in New York City compared with October 2021. Citywide shooting incidents decreased by 33.6% (85 v. 128), driven by significant declines in the Bronx, Brooklyn, northern Manhattan, and Queens. The decreases in gun violence across the city reflect the NYPD’s ongoing work to deploy officers to neighborhoods, public housing areas, and transit stations that need them most and to ensure that our steadfast focus remains on the victims of crime.

Additionally, the number of murders citywide decreased for the month of October by 32.6% (29 v. 43) compared to the same period last year.

With two months remaining in 2022, the tally of illegal firearms seized from New York City’s streets by our brave officers has reached more than 6,100 – with each seizure another opportunity to keep New Yorkers free from the violence wrought by guns. So far this year, 215 fewer people have suffered gunshots in the city, compared to the same period a year ago. The tireless work of the women and men of the NYPD has seen citywide gun arrests rise by 4.3% (3,978 v. 3,815) through October 2022, compared with the same period in 2021. The number of citywide gun arrests through the first 10 months of 2022 continues to stand at a 27-year high – as it did through the first three quarters of the year.

On enforcement, NYPD officers in October 2022 made 4,367 arrests for complaints of major felony crimes, a 16.5% increase over the 3,749 arrests for major felonies in the same month last year. Arrests for major felonies are up 25.8% (39,742 v. 31,582) so far in calendar 2022, compared with the first 10 months of 2021.

Overall index crime in New York City increased in October 2022, by 5.9% compared with October 2021 (10,930 v. 10,324) driven largely by a 19.3% increase in grand larceny auto (1,244 v. 1,043), a 9.6% increase in grand larceny (4,564 v. 4,163), and a 8.9% increase (1,388 v. 1,274) in burglary.

“Keeping New Yorkers safe is our mission – and the NYPD’s commitment to the public will never waver,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Our work to suppress violence, to maintain order on our streets and in our subway stations is intelligence-driven, flexible, and focused on prevention. Our officers are elevating their work every day – particularly in the subway system where the public is seeing our visible presence, extensive coverage in trains and platforms, and more engagement with riders and those who work in the system.”

Across all bureaus, the NYPD’s relentless focus on gun violence has driven a 14.7% (1,129 v. 1,323) reduction in shooting incidents year-to-date and a 13.9% decrease in murders (359 v. 417) year-to-date through the end of October. The NYPD’s Firearms Suppression Section continues to build strong cases by identifying firearms traffickers and concentrating on interdicting illegal guns before they hit the city’s streets, where a small number of people are willing to wield them to harm others.

The NYPD is working with its partners, including in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to keep all of those who use the transit system – on more than 6,000 train cars running along more than 600 miles of mainline track through 472 stations – safe.

As part of the NYPD’s recent Transit Safety Awareness Campaign, Crime Prevention Officers are handing out informational fliers to riders to remind them of best practices for safety. Subway conductors are making live announcements as trains enter stations to alert riders when officers are on the platform and where NYPD Transit District facilities are located when applicable. Additional police officers have been deployed to patrol platforms and engage with riders and conductors about the conditions aboard their trains.

Whether underground or on the street level, the NYPD’s focus remains on driving down violence and addressing community concerns. So far this year, the NYPD Detective Bureau has cleared by arrest 64.3% of homicides that have occurred since January. In another 10% of murder cases, perpetrators are identified and actively being sought by detectives. Additionally, the NYPD’s clearance rate for shooting incidents has been rising in recent years, and so far this year is nearly 43 percent – with shooting suspects identified and currently being sought in an additional 18% of shooting incidents.

The NYPD works every day to gain increasing degrees of support and partnership from the community. This is at the core of a recently launched pilot program, Community CompStat– which innovates the Department’s CompStat model by featuring members of the community joining with officers from various patrol boroughs to identify and address local concerns. Set to launch in early 2023, these meetings will better connect the NYPD with the people they serve throughout New York City.

The NYPD will never stop fighting for New Yorkers, and will continue to fight crime while working in partnership with every community in New York City.

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

Index Crime Statistics: October 2022


October 2022 October 2021 +/- %
Murder 29 43 -14 -32.6%
Rape 139 120 +19 +15.8%
Robbery 1478 1454 +24 +1.7%
Fel. Assault 2088 2227 -139 -6.2%
Burglary 1388 1274 +114 +8.9%
4564 4163 +401 +19.3%
Grand Larceny Auto 1244 1043 +201 +19.3%
TOTAL 10930 10324 +606 +5.9%

Additional Statistics For October 2022

October 2022 October 2021 +/- %
210 164 +46 +28.0%
449 501 -52 -10.4%
Citywide Shooting
85 128 -43 -33.6%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: October 2022

(Reports filed from October 1 – October 31 in years indicated)

Year Total
Same Year
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years
5+ Years
140 115 11 1 1 3 9
120 79 14 7 6 1 13
127 102 3 3 3 3 13
155 116 8 9 1 1 20
165 130 6 6 4 3 16
152 126 7 5 2 0 12

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 Crimes Statistics Summary for October 2022

(Representing October 1st – October 31st for calendar years 2022 and 2021)

Motivation 2022 2021 Diff % Change
5 6 -1 -17%
1 2 -1 -50%
0 0 0 0%
3 0 +3 ***
0 4 -4 -100%
5 2 +3 +150%
20 18 +2 +11%
0 1 -1 -100%
5 5 0 0%
Sexual Orientation
2 5 -3 -60%
2 5 -3 -60%
46 43 +3 +7%

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.