Violent crime on Long Island involving guns
The percentages of violent crimes involving guns handled by Nassau and Hempstead police departments were down in February and March 2017 compared to the same months a year earlier, with Hempstead registering no violent crimes involving a firearm in February and Nassau reporting that 3.9 percent of crimes in March involved a firearrm. The percentages in Suffolk were roughly constant during those two months compared to a year earlier. Those three police agencies are the only ones on Long Island that submit monthly crime reports to the state about the involvement of firearms in the violent crimes of murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. NCPD and SCPD do not report on crimes outside their jurisdictions in their respective counties. Here are the number of overall crimes in those categories, monthly and annually, as well as the number and percent involving firearms. Monthly statistics are considered preliminary and subject to change. Database updated on July 6, 2017.