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NYPD Reports Says Street and Transit Felonies Are Down

The decrease was attributed, in part, to the seizure of guns from the streets.

Crime continued to fall across the five boroughs during April, the NYPD reported Monday. The overall 4.9% decrease in major felonies around the five boroughs — nearly 500 fewer major crimes from the April 2023 total — also included a 23% reduction in transit crime, according to the NYPD’s statistics. Murders fell in April by 30.3%, with 23 slayings reported last month — 10 fewer than the total reported in April 2023. Another violent crime, felony assaults, also fell during the month by 1.9%. Click here to read more on