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 Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Execution Style Murder in Crown Heights
- Brooklyn Woman Indicted for Grand Larceny For Stealing Approximately $157,000 in Section 8 Subsidies
- Homeless Man Sentenced to 14 Years to Life in Prison for Stabbing a Skateboarder on the Williamsburg Bridge
- Brooklyn Woman Indicted for Defrauding or Attempting to Defraud Six Immigrants
- Bath Beach Driver Sentenced to 3 to 9 Years in Prison for Causing Crash That Killed Passenger While Fleeing from NYPD on Eastern Parkway