New York State has released new data regarding the use of firearms in violent crimes through October 2014, including data reported by the Nassau County, Suffolk County and Hempstead Village police departments.
Nassau County experienced a ten percent decline in numbers, reporting 19.5 percent involvement compared with 24.5 percent the year before. Suffolk County, however, saw close to a 15 percent rise in gun involvement year over year.
Hempstead Village Police reported an 18.4 percent firearm involvement in October 2014 – the lowest reported among the three agencies within the given period. Hempstead Village also boasted the largest year-over-year drop, down 47 percent from a 35.1 percent involvement reported in October 2013.
Our Newsday database offers a closer look at monthly and yearly firearm involvement statistics reported by the Nassau, Suffolk and Hempstead Village police departments over the last ten years. The database also breaks down the numbers based on the nature of the crime committed, focusing on murder, rape, robbery and assault.
NCPD, SCPD and Hempstead Village are the only three police agencies on Long Island to provide monthly reports on the involvement of firearms in violent crimes.
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