September 2022 Crime Statistics | New York City

October 7, 2022

Strategies to curb shootings and violence, and to seize guns, continue to gain traction

For the month of September 2022, the overall number of shooting incidents decreased in New York City compared to September 2021, underscoring the NYPD’s continued work to address gun violence. Citywide shootings were down 13.2% (118 from 136), due to significant declines in Brooklyn, southern Queens, the Bronx and northern Manhattan. Additionally, the number of murders across the city decreased for the month of September by 23.5% (39 from 51) compared to the same period last year.

The NYPD has worked tirelessly this year to keep New Yorkers from being victims of violence, seizing more than 5,600 firearms year-to-date in 2022. This work has seen gun arrests citywide increase in September by 7.4% (423 vs. 394) compared to the number of firearm arrests made in September 2021, and results in a 5.0% increase in firearm arrests ( 3,601 versus 3,430) in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. The number of citywide firearm arrests in the first three quarters of 2022 is at a high of 27 years old.

Additionally, NYPD officers in September 2022 made 4,258 arrests for major crime complaints, a 24.7% increase from the 3,414 major crime arrests in the same month last year. Major crime arrests are up nearly 27% so far in calendar year 2022, compared to the first nine months of 2021.

Overall listed crime in New York increased in September 2022, by 15.2% compared to September 2021 (11,057 compared to 9,596). Five of the top seven index offense categories saw increases, led by a 22.7% increase in burglaries (1,409 vs. 1,148), a 21.5% increase in auto thefts (1,215 vs. 1,000 ) and a 21.3% increase in large flights. (4,552 v. 3,753).

“One victim of crime is one victim too many, and the hardworking women and men of the NYPD are committed to ensuring that no one – in any neighborhood of New York – is harmed by the violence. or mess,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Our strategies to quell violence, seize illegal firearms and hold criminals accountable for their actions are beginning to gain traction. But the NYPD cannot do this job alone. Our entire criminal justice system and all of our government and community partners must pull in the same direction and stay focused on our common goal: the safety of all who live, work in and visit New York City. We have seen too many revolving door recurrences. We have seen too many well-intentioned reforms taken advantage of. Most importantly, we need to break the perception among criminals that there are no consequences for violent crime and realign our system to focus on those who matter most: victims of crime. At the NYPD, we will never stop delivering on our promise of public safety, and we need all sectors of our society to make the same commitment to see that promise fully realized.

Throughout the summer and into the fall, the NYPD conducted precision policing to keep people safe and focus our crime-fighting efforts on the right people, at the right time, to the right reasons. Collectively, the NYPD’s ongoing work has resulted in a 12.6% reduction in shootings since the start of the year – with 161 fewer shooting victims in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period the last year – and a 12.6% decrease in murders (327 v 374) from the start of the year to the end of September.

In all of its work to develop and investigate long-term intelligence-based cases, the NYPD coordinates closely with its law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels. The NYPD’s Gun Violence Enforcement Section continues to build a strong case by locating and seizing illegal firearms – focusing on removing firearms before they can be sold on the streets of New York and used to harm people. Crime prevention is also a critical part of the NYPD’s strategy when it comes to property and financial crimes. To that end, the NYPD this week announced the launch of a citywide “scam awareness campaign” to keep New Yorkers from falling prey to a series of scams, frauds and emerging computer-assisted crimes. The initiative includes the creation of a new 24-hour information hotline to help New Yorkers learn about and better understand these criminal schemes. Police personnel responding to the hotline – 646-610-SCAM – will guide callers to respond to scams, inform them of additional resources and direct them to services, including 911, for crimes requiring a police intervention.

Over the coming months, the ministry will maintain its commitment to the flexible and adaptable approach to changing crime trends and conditions that has been a hallmark of its successful summer violence reduction plan. Additionally, as more people return to work in person and commute daily amid this pivotal period of pandemic recovery, local NYPD commanders are deploying Transit Desk Officers, Security Officers traffic and highways, neighborhood coordination officers, field intelligence officers, patrol personnel, etc. to keep every neighborhood in New York safe.

Through it all, the work of the NYPD continues to be driven by community concerns. The support and partnership the NYPD receives from the community will be on display again this coming weekend as annual “Faith & Blue” events begin in cities across the country. The events, designed to strengthen communities by joining the resources of faith-based organizations, neighborhood groups, residents and the police, are an opportunity for increased dialogue with young people in the communities that need the police the most. . To get involved and learn more about upcoming events scheduled for October 7-10, please visit the “Faith & Blue” website at:

The NYPD will never stop fighting for New Yorkers and will always strive to keep the attention of the criminal justice system where it belongs: on the people we serve.

*All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, review or change.*

Crime Statistics Index: September 2022

39 51 -12 -23.5%
145 131 +14 +10.7%
1508 1295 +213 +16.4%
2189 2218 -29 -1.3%
1409 1147 +261 +22.7%
4552 3753 +799 +21.3%
1215 1000 +215 +21.5%
11057 9596 +1461 +15.2%

Additional statistics: September 2022

198 191 +7 +3.7%
485 509 -24 -4.7%
118 136 -18 -13.2%

Rape Incident Reporting Statistics: September 2022

(Reports filed from September 1 to September 30 of the years indicated)

Year Total
Same year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5+ years


145 117 seven 6 1 3 11


131 101 11 3 1 0 15


146 114 ten 3 2 1 16


172 143 ten 4 4 4 seven


145 107 11 3 3 1 20


119 106 5 2 0 2 4

Rape continues to be underreported. If you are a victim of sexual assault, please come forward. The 24-hour NYPD Special Victims Division hotline is: 212-267-RAPE (7273).

Hate crime statistics: September 2022

(Incidents reported since September 1st – September 30e in the years indicated)

Motivation 2022 2021 Difference % To change


2 6 -4 -67%


6 5 +1 +20%


0 0 0 0%


13 0 +13 ***


1 0 +1 ***


0 0 0 0%


20 18 +2 +11%


2 2 0 0%


1 2 -1 -50%

sexual orientation

11 13 -2 -15%


0 1 -1 -100%


56 47 +9 +19%

Note: The above statistics are subject to change, as active possible bias cases may be reclassified as unbiased and removed from counted data after investigation.