Governor Kathy Hochul is promoting "significant progress in the fight against crime" across New York State.

Crime Is Down Across New York State

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During a visit to State Police headquarters in Latham on Monday, Hochul highlighted an overall decline in crime in Upstate New York.

“Public safety is my top priority, and I've been laser-focused on crime since taking office in 2021,” Governor Hochul said.

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She also confirmed gun seizures are up by 160 percent across New York since she took office.

Hochul believes her nation-leading efforts to strengthen Red Flag laws helped State Police seize a total of 2,549 guns in 2023.

“We've made significant progress keeping New Yorkers safe, as murder rates plummet and auto thefts decline, but our work is not over," Hochul added.

Crime Down Across Upstate New York

Hochul also highlighted overcall crime is down across Upstate New York Counties during the first nine months of 2023 vs. 2022.


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Hochul also shared decreases in shooting incidents with injury in hometowns in the Capital Region.


Down 28% from 2023 to 2022


Down 8% from 2023 to 2022


Down 5% from 2023 to 2022

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New York State officials also touted a 36 percent drop in shootings outside of New York City over the past two years.

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She also announced a dramatic drop in car thefts across Rochester and Buffalo.

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