Mike Bloomberg made New York the safest big city in the nation. In 2013, the City set record lows for murders and shootings, and by building the largest counter-terrorism force of any local police department in the world, the NYPD helped to prevent numerous terrorist plots.
In 2013, NYC was the safest big city in the nation and reduced crime to historic lows, far outpacing the national reductions in crime.
Crime dropped more than 32% and murders were cut nearly in half, compared to only a 15% reduction nationally.
There were 36% fewer people behind bars, while the prison population nationally increased 3%.
NYC adopted the most innovative and effective strategies for combatting illegal guns.