NYPD: City had fewest shootings ever in 2016
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings in 2016 and narrowly missed setting a new record low for homicides since comparable record keeping began more than two decades ago, according to the NYPD.
According to data released by the NYPD Wednesday, the city had 335 homicides in 2016. The lowest since comparable record keeping for murders began in the 1960s was 333 in 2014. The all-time high was 2,245 in 1990.
Police officials reported 998 shooting incidents in 2016, even as other cities, particularly Chicago, saw double-digit increases. Chicago had 3,550 shooting incidents last year and the city's homicide rate was more than New York and Los Angeles combined.
The Associated Press helped contribute to this article.