New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says 2018 crime stats show overall improvements from the previous year.
For the second year in a row, Mayor de Blasio says New York City experienced less than 300 homicides.
“Less than one homicide a day in this city and we intend to go farther. It’s extraordinary what has been achieved,” de Blasio said.
Overall arrests are down 37 percent since de Blasio took office.
“You don’t have a mass incarceration crisis if people aren’t being unnecessarily arrested,” de Blasio said.