City Schools See Significant Drop In Student Arrests By NYPD

Kristie Keleshian
February 24, 2020 - 4:07 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New data shows fewer arrests have been made at New York City schools ever since Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the NYPD to stop arresting and summonsing students for a number of offenses.

Between October 1 and New Year’s Eve, the NYPD reported fewer than 150 arrests made at city schools, which is half the amount of arrests made in 2018.

According to WCBS 880’s Kristie Keleshian, advocates are attributing the numbers to the NYPD’s agreement to make fewer low-level arrests.

The announcement was first made in June 2019 and since students are no longer being arrested for crimes such as marijuana possession and disorderly conduct.

Data also shows that 19% fewer arrests for major crimes were made compared to the year before.