Crime rates in Westchester County see significant drop

Westchester County Executive George Latimer credited this decline to the concerted efforts of law enforcement agencies and community partners.

News 12 Staff

Nov 2, 2023, 12:20 PM

Updated 172 days ago

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The latest report from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services reveals a notable decline in crime rates from 2017 to the past year in Westchester County.
Overall, the data indicates a decrease of 5.2% in reported crimes.
Some of the most significant drops include a 15.7% decrease in violent crimes, a 27.4% decrease in robberies, nearly a 29% decrease in reported rapes, and a substantial 47.3% decrease in homicides.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer credited this decline to the concerted efforts of law enforcement agencies and community partners.


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