The City of New York (NYC) Despite recent decreases in murders and shootings, other forms of lawlessness remain high, as Mayor Eric Adams vowed to do on Sunday.
The election of Adams, who ran on a platform of tough-on-crime policing, has resulted in controversial decisions such as the restoration of the NYPD’s plainclothes units.
It is my hope that we will keep moving forward. He told WBLS, “We’re going to turn this crime thing around.” around. As a result, the progress we’ve made in other parts of the city will be clearly visible to the general public.
Crime has “taken all the oxygen out of the room, but once we do that, they’ll see what we’re doing around education, housing, and some of the other important issues,” he said, adding.
According to NYPD stats, murders have decreased by nearly 8% and shooting incidents have decreased by more than 10% so far this year compared to the same period in 2021.
However, robberies and assaults, two of the most common types of crime, remain at record highs compared to pre-pandemic levels, with overall crime statistics up more than 37%.
Although experts differ on whether bail reforms in Albany are to blame for the city’s recent spike in crime, Adams echoed critics of Albany’s controversial bail reforms.
We removed nearly 3,000 firearms, and many of those who had been carrying them have been able to do so again, according to the mayor.
A number of advocates have criticized the city’s crackdown on homeless encampments, and he defended his administration’s response.
It’s no longer possible to find encampments in the subway system. According to Adams, “We moved a lot of those people who were living in that inhumane condition—they’re now in shelters and are moving toward permanent residence.”
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