(DNAINFO) Murray Weiss — The month of June has been one of the safest summer starts in Big Apple history, DNAinfo New York has learned.
All seven major crime categories — led by a 34.4 percent drop in murders — recorded declines during the four weeks of the month, starting Mon., June 1, and ending Sun., June 28. That’s compared to the same period last year, which already was one of the safest Junes in more than four decades, NYPD statistics show.
Crime figures for the 29th and the 30th have not yet been released by the NYPD.
In addition to the plunge in murders from 32 last year to 21, rapes fell 12 percent from 125 to 110, assaults dipped 13.4 percent; and burglaries and grand larcenies both declined by nearly double digits. Robberies and car theft also fell slightly.
Overall, there were 7,836 serious crimes recorded for the first four weeks of June 2015, compared to 8,578 for the comparable period in 2014, an overall decline of 8.7 percent for the period.