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File #: Int 1546-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the police dept to submit reports on clearance rates of index crimes.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to submit reports on clearance rates of index crimes
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the police department to submit reports on the clearance rates for certain serious crimes, disaggregated by borough and precinct.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1546, 2. Int. No. 1546, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019

Int. No. 1546

 

By Council Member Lancman

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to submit reports on clearance rates of index crimes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 14-171 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 42 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

§ 14-171[.] Index crime clearance report. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Clearance rate. The term "clearance rate" means the number of specific crimes where at least one person has been arrested at any time, not including voided arrests, divided by the total number of such crimes reported during a defined period of time.

                         b. No later than 30 days after the quarter ending December 31, 2017 and no later than 30 days after every quarter thereafter, the department shall provide to the council and publish on the department's website a report regarding the clearance rate for the prior quarter, [which shall include a report for each] in total and disaggregated by borough[,] and precinct, [of the clearance rate] for the following crimes:

                      1. Homicide as defined in article 125 of the penal law;

                        2. Rape as defined in article 130 of the penal law;

3. Robbery as defined in article 160 of the penal law;

4. Felony assault as defined in article 120 of the penal law;

                       5. Burglary as defined in article 140 of the penal law;

                       6. Grand larceny as defined in article 155 of the penal law; and

                        7. Grand larceny involving the theft of a motor vehicle as defined in article 155 of the penal law. 

c. No later than 30 days after the year ending December 31, 2019, the department shall provide to the council and publish on its website a report regarding the clearance rate for the prior year, in total and disaggregated by borough and precinct, for the crimes listed in subdivision b.

d. Each report required pursuant to this section shall be stored permanently on the department’s website and updated quarterly or yearly, respectively, to reflect any crimes for which arrests were made subsequent to the publication of the most recently published such report.

§ 2.   This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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