Gun enforcement in New York City
Despite dramatic declines in overall crime in New York City over the last few decades, isolated instances of gun violence still persist. Below is historical and recent data about gun crime and enforcement.
Citywide, prosecutors are declining to prosecute fewer cases than in decades past.
Gun Case Outcomes
While fewer convicted gun cases result in time in jail or prison than in 1993, a greater percentage of all sentences for firearms cases are leading to time served in jail or prison.