Violent crime on Long Island involving guns
In December 2016, firearms were involved in 22.5 percent of violent crimes reported by the Suffolk County police. Meanwhile, firearms were involved in 23.2 percent of violent crimes reported by the Nassau County police and 31.6 percent of those reported by the Hempstead village police. 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 March 14, 2017.