Public Safety

Mike Bloomberg made New York the safest big city in the nation. In 2013, the City set record lows for murders and shootings, and by building the largest counter-terrorism force of any local police department in the world, the NYPD helped to prevent numerous terrorist plots.


Under Mike Bloomberg, NYC was the safest big city in the nation, with historic success in cutting crime and a reduced incarceration rate. There were 36% fewer people beind bars, while the prison population nationally has increased 3%. NYC adopted the most innovative and effective strategies for combating illegal guns. Crime was down more than 30% and murders were cut nearly in half.