The number of homicides in New York City has decreased by almost 10%, as noted by NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell.
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Sunday that some people are “taking advantage” of new bail regulations pushed for by Democrats in Albany. Even if gunshots and homicides are “down by the double digits,” he claimed that New Yorkers still “feel unsafe.”
Jonathan Capehart, presenter of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” recently questioned the city’s police commissioner, “What do you say to those who still see New York City as a dangerous hellscape where everyone should cower in fear, not just the residents?”
Five of the six major forms of crime in New York City decreased during the first three months of 2022, according to Sewell.
The commissioner remarked, “The numbers mean one thing, but when we talk about the numbers, we have to remember that the numbers represent people, and that’s what matters.” We have another issue on our hands if people don’t feel secure here. It’s crucial to do more than merely ensure their safety. It’s crucial that they feel as secure as the rest of us do. In a secure environment, people tend to not give it any thought. When people get the impression that the city is unsafe, all they can think about is leaving.
To combat “that sense of being unsafe,” Sewell and the mayor “made sure that we took all of our partners.” And that’s not something the cops have to handle alone. Everyone is responsible for pitching in. We always stress that everyone must do their share to keep others safe. In order to attract residents and employees, we collaborate with other departments such as social services, mental health professionals, and the housekeeping staff.
The Republicans address bail reform head-on in this discussion. However, I am aware of the efforts made by your agency to deter repeat offenders. A question: “Are you sure?” Query Capehart.
The prevention of recidivism is a top priority for us. According to what Sewell has indicated, the majority of crimes in this city are committed by a select few. However, I believe that the term “criminal justice reform” is more accurately used when discussing bail reform. Several provisions of this statute are causing us and the whole criminal justice system in New York City a great deal of difficulty. To this end, I have repeatedly argued that courts should be permitted to take public safety concerns into account when deciding whether to hold an individual in custody, establish bail, or release them.
The commissioner stated, “I think those reforms were well-intentioned, but some people are taking advantage of them, which is bad for our city.”
The New York City Police Department reported on March 3, 2023, that the number of index offenses in February 2023 was 5.6 percent lower than in February 2022. A total of 0.4% less index crimes have been committed so far this year compared to the same period in 2022 because of this. The yearly and weekly totals for gun violence in New York City were dropping during February 2023. There were 69% fewer hate crimes in New York City in February 2023 compared to February 2022.
The NYPD reports that the city-wide rate of gun violence decreased by 14.7% in February. Big declines in the Bronx, Queens, and Northern Manhattan led to this continuation of a decreasing trend that began in 2022. The number of thefts in New York City fell by 10.5% in February of 2023. Mostly due to the efforts of the NYPD, this occurred.
According to Sewell, “we worked with our partners, our district attorneys, our communities, and our businesses to make sure we had precision policing in place so that we could go after the people who drive crime and who willingly commit crimes or have illegal guns and use them against the people of this city.” Consequently, it was the result of a confluence of factors. A coalition against gun violence has formed. Every day, they review murders and arrests in order to construct the most solid cases possible for prosecution, ensuring that those responsible for violence are held accountable and forced to face the consequences of their actions.
On a recent Friday, Mayor Eric Adams of New York City appeared on CNN to discuss the growing crime rate in the city. House Judiciary Committee field meeting leader Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will be in NYC on Monday. According to Don Lemon of CNN, attendees will discuss how decisions made by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg have contributed to an increase in violent crime in New York City areas. The accusations against the ex-president originated in Bragg’s chapter.
For some time now, New York City’s crime rate has been trending downward. Adams noted a decline in violent crime, saying, “The number of shootings and murders has gone down.” The Big Seven are joining us as we expand. We can at least have him inquire as to our whereabouts and motives from Police Commissioner Sewell. Unfortunately, tax dollars are being utilized to fund this elaborate display.