Who’s telling the truth? Crime stats divide mayor against city

For the past 25 years, New Yorkers feared a return to the “bad old days” even though the stats told a different story. Crime continued to go down. Every mayor since then declared the city safer than before.

While it may not be the bad old days, 2021 has presented a new fight. What crime numbers help you win a debate? Is there an increase or is it blown out of proportion? Depending on who you ask, you get two different answers.

An NYPD officer patrols a subway station Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office For the past 25 years, New Yorkers feared a return to the “bad old days” even though the stats told a different story. Crime continued to go down. Every mayor since then declared the city safer than before.

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