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The city’s “unprecedented” reduction in index crime continued through the month of November, according to the New York City Police Department.

The department claims that there were four fewer murders, 17 fewer shooting incidents, and 656 fewer index crimes in total for the month of November, 2017, compared with November, 2016. Specifically, there were reductions in robberies, felony assaults, burglaries and grand larcenies.

On the other hand, however, there was a 15.6 percent increase in rapes reported in November,2017, up 15 to 111 from 96 November, 2016.

“Crime in New York City has fallen steadily throughout 2017, and November was no different,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “As we stand on the verge of a record-shattering year, neighborhood policing continues to deepen relationships between our communities and the NYPD. The enhanced trust and shared responsibility that come from these relationships will only drive crime lower.”

Year-to-date, these reductions have contributed to the 5,141 fewer overall citywide index crimes, down 5.5 percent compared to 2016.

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