NYC 2022 Homicide Report

Homicides still remain higher than pre-2020 levels

The NYPD reports 438 non-justifiable homicides with 338 known suspects. Compared to 2020 and 2021, homicides were down, and the clearance rate was up. The Black percentage of offenders was also up.

While NYPD homicides are still up compared to pre-2020 levels, they are a fraction of what they were in the 80s and early 90s. Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani famously delivered an almost unbelievable turnaround in violent crime in NYC. The homicide rate is still meager compared to other racially diverse urban areas in the USA. The record high was 30.6 homicides per 100k in 1990. The record low was 3.5 per 100k in 2017.

Of the 338 known suspects:

Black 75.1%
Latino 17.2%
White 3.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%


Black 69.1 %
Latino 19.0%
White 6.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.3%

Homicide rate per year:

2019: 319 (8,337k, 3.8 per 100k)
2020: 468 (8,804k, 5.3 per 100k)
2021: 488 (8,468k, 5.8 per 100k)
2022: 438 (8,496k, 5.2 per 100k)

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