Mayor De Blasio is promoting 2016 statistics showing New York City crime rates at an all-time low. Meanwhile, the Lo-Down this week covered crime on the lower east side — rape and robbery are up in the 7th precinct, covering the East River to Essex and up to Houston.
But NYPD statistics still paint the 7th precinct as one of the safest in NYC:
And, looking closer, most of those crimes happen along high-traffic areas around Essex and Delancey. Our end of Grand Street is relatively free of crime: