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Public safety: Crime

Under Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership, New York City cut crime by more than 32% between 2001 and 2013, far outpacing the nation. As a result, new residents and businesses flocked to areas that were once considered highly dangerous.

  • In 2013, NYC was the safest big city in the country, with crime down more than 32% since 2001.
  • Record low number of murders in 2013.
  • Neighborhoods that once scared away people and businesses saw many of the biggest drops in crime, spurring major revitalizations.