Criminal Justice Reform
New York City will continue to be a national leader in public safety, working to reduce both crime and unnecessary incarceration.
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.