BX councilman introduces new NYPD crime-reporting bill

A New York City councilman has introduced a bill that would require the NYPD to report crime statistics by neighborhood, instead of by precinct. Councilman

THE BRONX - A New York City councilman has introduced a bill that would require the NYPD to report crime statistics by neighborhood, instead of by precinct. Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-District 14) put forth the plan in the wake of a fatal shooting that left a teenage boy dead on East Burnside Avenue. He says such crime information is needed in order to properly place surveillance cameras. "The way the stats are being presented, they're not useful," Cabrera said. "And if they're not useful, we can't really provide the services that we need in our community." Some borough residents say they are skeptical about adding more cameras, claiming an increased police presence is an invasion of privacy. NYPD officials have yet to comment on the proposal.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Word on the Street: Airline dress code 1 Word on the Street: Airline dress code
A 21-year-old woman died after being shot in 2 Police: Woman fatally shot inside Bronx stairwell
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 3 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
The 161st Street Business Improvement District is excited 4 New businesses coming to Yankee Stadium area
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 5 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE