Challenges & Opportunities

Between 1993 and 2013, murders and burglaries in New York City dropped by more than 80 percent, and 2014 was the lowest murder rate in the city’s history. This reduction in crime has also meant a shrinking jail population, which sets New York City apart: while incarceration climbed seven percent elsewhere in the country, the City saved billions by reducing crime and unnecessary incarceration.


Strengthening proven techniques — like data-driven policing — while encouraging cohesive, engaged neighborhoods, and pursing evidence-driven strategies and sophisticated technologies will help prevent crime well before it beings and ensure the criminal justice system is increasingly safe, fair, and effective.

Reduce crime and unnecessary incarceration.

Build sustained neighborhood engagement to employ fairness as a crime reduction tool.

Use criminal justice data-driven strategies to improve decision making and reduce crime and unnecessary incarceration.

Ensure all victims of domestic violence have access to a shelter and necessary services.