The NYPD released the latest statistics on Wednesday for the month of September 2021.
The report claims murders are down 22% from this month last year in 2020.
Shootings are also down -- there were 136 in the city compared to 150 in September of last year. That's a 9% decrease.
Overall crime is up, but only slightly. It's 2.6% higher this year over last.
The NYPD believes the decrease in violent crime is due to precision policing by the department and a targeted effort to cut down on gun violence across the city.
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