Homicides, Shootings and Other Violent Crimes Steeply Declined in Brooklyn During 2021, Bucking Citywide Trend
Murders Declined by 16%, Shootings and Shooting Victims Dropped by Over 20% Compared to Previous Year; Rapes, Robberies, Burglaries Were Also Down
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is proud to announce that Brooklyn made gains in public safety during 2021, as homicides and shootings declined compared to 2020. Those categories inched up in other boroughs and citywide. The Brooklyn DA’s Office continued to focus on street gangs and other violent individuals while expanding outreach efforts in and partnerships with impacted communities and violence interrupters. With actions that increased fairness, transparency and accountability, the District Attorney remains committed to keeping Brooklyn safe and enhancing community trust in the justice system.
- Brooklyn Woman Indicted for Allegedly Running Over Another Woman Intentionally, Killing Her
- Bronx Man Sentenced to 18 Years to Life in Prison for Shooting Romantic Rival inside Ex-Girlfriend’s Home in Dyker Heights
- Teacher Arraigned on Indictment Charging Him With Sexual Abuse of Two Students
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 9 ½ Years in Prison Following Guilty Plea in Connection with Brownsville Shooting
- Illegal Cannabis Shop Employee Indicted for Felony Assault for Allegedly Injuring Investigator Who Came to Shut Down the Store