Murder Rate in Brooklyn Lowest Since 1960




” An extreme drop in Brooklyn‘s murder rate over the last two decades is reflectant of the dedication of residents, elected officials and the NYPD to keep neighborhoods safe, according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Mr. Hynes noted that when he first took office in 1990, there were 780 murders in the borough. Last year the number, at 149, was the first time it was less than 150 since 1960. “