NYPD Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for November 2022

December 5, 2022

Overall index crime, shootings decline in November; safety campaign reduces transit index crime

Overall index crime in New York City decreased in November 2022 by 1.2% compared with November 2021 (10,196 v. 10,323). Three of the seven major index-crime categories saw decreases, driven by a 14.1% decrease in rape (110 v. 128), a 6.0% decrease in burglary (1,231 v. 1,310), and a 5.5% decrease in grand larceny (4,187 v. 4,430).

For the month of November 2022, the number of overall shooting incidents again decreased in New York City compared with November 2021, reflecting the NYPD’s continued focus on combatting gun violence. Citywide shooting incidents decreased by 32.8% (80 v. 119) for the month – adding to the 16.2% (1209 v. 1442) decrease achieved year-to-date – driven by significant reductions in northern Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Furthermore, citywide murders year-to-date decreased by 11.1% (393 v. 442) as of November’s end compared to 2021.

As the NYPD works to reduce shootings in every New York City neighborhood, its attention remains on preventing people from ever becoming victims of gun violence. The proliferation of illegal guns on the city’s streets is an ongoing challenge, but the department’s strategies to fight this scourge continue to take hold. Gun arrests citywide are at a 27-year high, and increased another 3.9% (4319 v. 4155) year-to-date, with significant increases in Queens and the Bronx. These arrests have resulted in 6,638 guns seized citywide so far in 2022. These seizures include 356 ghost guns, which is a 76% increase compared with the 202 ghost guns seized by the department in the same period of 2021. Most importantly, this work has led to a 34.3% (92 v. 140) reduction of shooting victims across the city for the month of November 2022 compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date, shooting victims have declined by 15.2% (1465 v.1728), which means 263 fewer people have been victims of gun violence this year than last – representing lives saved, families kept intact, and safer neighborhoods for all.

Additionally, NYPD officers in November 2022 made 4,013 arrests for complaints of major felony crimes, a 19.0% increase over the 3,371 arrests for major felonies in the same month last year. Arrests for major felonies are up more than 25% (43,764 v. 34,953) so far in calendar 2022, compared with the first 11 months of 2021.

“Every day, the NYPD’s singular focus is the safety and wellbeing of every resident, commuter, and visitor in our great city,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “As we near the end of this year, our department is seeing substantial, tangible progress toward our public-safety goals – and that is because of the dedicated work of our exceptional officers and civilian members. The women and men of the NYPD have continued to reduce shootings, take illegal guns off our streets, increase arrests to bring justice for crime victims, and improve police-community relationships in every New York City neighborhood. Their work has yielded positive results, with major crime down in the month of November 2022 compared to the same period last year. Additionally, as we enter the second full month of our Transit Safety Awareness Campaign, major crime in our transit system has begun to decline – a strong indication that our officers and strategies are making a real difference in the everyday lives of New Yorkers. We will continue these collective efforts, always working toward one objective: the safety of all the people we serve.”

The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City – and the NYPD is committed to keeping it, and the millions of people who use it every day, safe. In late October 2022, the NYPD and MTA partnered to further enhance the Subway Safety Plan. The plan has surged more officers and resources into the transit system creating a visible presence on platforms and train cars and has involved train conductors, station attendants, and uniformed NYPD officers working together to communicate with, assist, and serve riders throughout the transit system. Just over a month later, this focus on crime awareness and prevention has led to a 12.8% (205 v. 235) reduction in major crime in transit stations and on trains for the month of November compared to the same period last year.

Above ground, the department is continuing to focus on the nexus of gang/crew violence, illegal guns, and illicit drugs. In mid-November 2022, in collaboration with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, the NYPD conducted a gang takedown in the confines of the 73rd Precinct that resulted in the indictments of 32 alleged members of two rival street gangs. Charges included murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, weapons possession, and others. These indictments were related to 17 shootings (among 24 gun-related crimes) that resulted in 15 victims, including two deaths. These victims included four innocent bystanders, among them a 3-year-old girl and a 62-year-old man. In addition, 27 firearms were seized during this long-term investigation. Investigations like this one – and the dedicated investigators who work on them – are a major component of ridding New York City neighborhoods of fear, disorder, and violence.

Moreover, working closely with our many public and private partners, the NYPD is doing its part to ensure that everyone has access to the mental health and wellness services they require. The department is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all New Yorkers, especially the city’s most vulnerable populations. This is a longstanding and very complex issue that has the full support and attention of the NYPD.

As we celebrate the holiday season in the nation’s most populous city, the NYPD is rolling out its Holiday Safety Initiative. This plan includes increased police presence and patrols specifically tailored for diverse places of worship, retail centers, tourist attractions, and other holiday gathering locations. Concurrently, the NYPD is continuing to crack down on pickpockets in high-traffic areas, raise awareness of gift card and other related scams, combat retail theft, and safeguard the city’s pedestrian plazas and roadways. These proactive efforts are focused on crime prevention, and align with the NYPD’s top public-safety priority: making sure people never become victims in the first place. The department, together with the community it serves, is working tirelessly to provide everyone a safe and secure holiday season.

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 those it serves.

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

Index Crime Statistics: November 2022


November 2022 November 2021 +/- %
Murder 30 25 +5 +20.0%
Rape 110 128 -18 -14.1%
Robbery 1491 1439 +52 +3.6%
Fel. Assault 2016 1957 +59 +3.0%
Burglary 1231 1310 -79 -6.0%
4187 4430 -243 -5.5%
Grand Larceny Auto 1131 1034 +97 +9.4%
TOTAL 10196 10323 -127 -1.2%

Additional Statistics For November 2022

November 2022 November 2021 +/- %
205 235 -30 -12.8%
478 480 -2 -0.4%
Citywide Shooting
80 119 -39 -32.8%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: November 2022

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

Year Total
Same Year
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years
5+ Years
110 85 12 0 4 2 6
128 105 7 3 0 1 12
123 89 7 6 3 4 14
119 97 6 4 3 1 8
125 106 4 3 1 1 6
125 106 4 3 1 1 10

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 November 2022

(Representing November 1st – November 30th years indicated)

Motivation 2022 2021 Diff % Change
5 9 -4 -44%
6 1 +5 +500%
0 0 0 0%
1 0 +1 ***
4 2 +2 +100%
2 0 +2 ***
45 20 +25 +125%
0 2 -2 -100%
1 0 +1 ***
Sexual Orientation
9 7 +2 +29%
1 2 -1 -33%
75 44 +31 +70%

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.