Low-level enforcement in New York City
Understand the complicated world of low-level enforcement in 10 quick charts.
In recent years, both crime and low-level enforcement have fallen.
The world of low-level enforcement right now
Biggest cause for concern: a high failure-to-appear rate. Failing to appear can result in the court issuing a warrant.
How we are changing the world of low-level enforcement
Giving officers an option to issue a civil summons–similar to a traffic ticket–for some low-level offenses.
One part of the Criminal Justice Reform Act expands options for officers to issue a civil summons instead of a criminal summons for certain low-level offenses.