New York City marked 3 new benchmarks in relation to crime benchmarks: the first time the total number of index crimes has fallen below 100,000; the first time the number of shooting incidents has fallen below 800; and the first time the total number of murders has fallen below 300.
A report detailing NYCHA's continued failure to enforce its Permanent Exclusion policy for dangerous criminal offenses. The investigation also uncovered employees purchasing drugs from tenants and targets of the criminal investigation and other misconduct at NYCHA's Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses.
The de Blasio Administration announced nearly $4.5 million to fund a rapid increase of safety and security measures designed to immediately address violence against New York City Department of Correction officers.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the NYC Department of Correction would house inmates consistent with their gender identity. In addition, DOC said they'd work with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to maintain the Transgender Housing Unit as an additional safe housing option for transgender inmates.
Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O'Neil held a press conference to discuss recent crime statistics and also discussed the importance of the new police precinct being built in a community in the Bronx.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized Arches Transformative Mentoring and Supervised Release as two of the seven finalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition.