NEW YORK – Even as murder rates have increased in a number of cities in the U.S., New York is on pace to have a near-record-low number of shootings.
By Means Of Dec. 4, the city included 942 shooting incidents, placing the city on the way to the least of people killed or injured by gunfire because the police started counting shootings in 1993.
The police of the city are partially crediting of the sophisticated tactics that include the collection of more data and forensic evidence than ever before to go after the worst offenders.
Researchers study forensic evidence from other shootings, tips from informants and logs of suspects, who survived the shooting. Everything is referenced to identify the worst offenders and develop cases that they could away longer.
The decline comes at a time when the department is less arrests in general.