NEW YORK - The NYPD announced a decrease in crime for January this year, compared to the same month in 2015.
Officials reported a roughly 1 percent decrease in overall crime, but noted a 45 percent drop in murders and 34 percent less shootings across the city.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who attended the news conference on the issue, praised the NYPD's work.
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He credited what he called the "growing bonds between police and the community" for a role in increasing safety on the city's streets.
But some types of crimes actually increased, including assaults and grand larcenies.