Theft of Apple devices, which constitutes grand larcenies dropped by 3 percent.
Goodman reports that the year 2013 recorded a low data on homicide at 335. The year 2014 saw this record broken for the past two decades, when 290 killings in the New York City occurred in a span of 11 months of the same year. Mr. de Blasio overlooked the rhetoric, which his critics made (Goodman, 2014). As Goodman reports, Mr. de Blasio’s press briefing was one that he demonstrated confidence when he said that the crimes in New York City profoundly reduced. Another category of crime with reduced in statistic was shooting. The article informs that 1000 shootings occurred within the first 11 months of the year 2014; however, it represented only 4 percent increase.
The article reports that the briefing on crime statistic in New York City came earlier in comparison to the dates of previous years. Goodman points that the early announcement by Mr. de Blasio timely preceded Staten Island grand jury’s decision (Goodman, 2014). The grand jury investigates the justification of the police officers’ action in cases of shooting. The article reports on two case, in which police officers killed civilians and termed it accidental. First, is Eric Garner’s case, who died in July 2014 during an arrest. Second, is Akai Gurley’s death, which occurred after a shooting by a police officer. Gurley met his death while touring a Brooklyn housing development. The police described that his death was accidental. Surprisingly, the two were blacks.
Mr. Goodman notes that Mr. William Bratton planned to roll a pilot program that would see police officers wear body cameras. He also announced the commencement of retraining officers at the patrol department. Regarding statistics on marijuana, Goodman reports that the officer announced 61.2 percent decline in arrests, which took place in November 2014, owing to the new policy (Goodman, 2014). The decline in the New