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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Needs to Follow Up on His Road-Safety Success

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Needs to Follow Up on His Road-Safety Success

New York Post January 8, 2023
Policing & Public SafetyAll

With murder and other felonies still way higher than before 2020, Mayor Eric Adams ended 2022 with one solid success story: pedestrian deaths. The number of people killed while walking the streets is back near its pre-pandemic low.

Adams finished his first year with 118 pedestrian killings — lower than the 2019 toll, 124, and “just” 1.4% above the three-year, record-low average between 2017 and 2019, which was 116.

Pedestrian deaths in 2022 were a fraction of the 1989 modern high of 377, illustrating all the public-safety progress New York made in those decades. 

Contrast that outcome to the murder level, which, at 433 killings last year, remains 43% above the record-low average of 2017-’19, which was 302. Yes, it’s good Adams cut murders by 11%, from 488 in 2021. But we are a long way from pre-2020 normal.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/WireImage

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