The pandemic hit us hard, but you can’t keep New York City down. We are coming back strong… and public safety is key to our recovery.
Cops are taking down gangs, and making more gun arrests to drive down shootings. Community leaders stop shootings before they happen. And we’re putting Kids First with sports programs, jobs and mentoring, to keep our young ones safe.
There is nothing New York City can’t do, and we are working hard to keep our town the Safest Big City in America. But we can only do that together. Learn about the strategies and initiatives the City is taking to keep our communities safe, and how you get involved to help.
Violence Interrupter Expansion
In 2021, the City expanded its Crisis Management System (CMS) by doubling the number of violence interrupters working across 31 CMS sites. The expansion addresses public safety concerns by deploying credible messengers to mediate conflicts and engage with New Yorkers in their communities to reduce reliance on violence to end disputes.
Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program
The Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program (AGVEP) is a year-round employment program for people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are at risk of perpetuating or being victimized by gun violence. AGVEP participants work with local organizations under the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) on projects designed to contribute to social, educational, and professional growth.
Crime Stoppers: Cash Rewards for Anonymous Info that Solves Crimes
The public’s help is essential in solving crimes. Since 1983, the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Program–made possible with the support of the New York City Police Foundation–has used anonymous tips to solve more than 1500 murders and attempted murders, and more than 2200 robberies. In doing so, it has distributed more than $2.5 million in rewards to the public. Now this invaluable crime-fighting tool is raising its reward offer from, $3,500 to $5,000.
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