BX councilman introduces new NYPD crime-reporting bill

A New York City councilman has introduced a bill that would require the NYPD to report crime statistics by neighborhood, instead of by precinct. Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-District 14) put forth the plan in the wake of a fatal shooting that left a teenage boy dead on East Burnside Avenue. He says such crime information is needed in order to properly place surveillance cameras. "The way the stats are being presented, they're not useful," Cabrera said. "And if they're not useful, we can't really provide the services that we need in our community." Some borough residents say they are skeptical about adding more cameras, claiming an increased police presence is an invasion of privacy. NYPD officials have yet to comment on the proposal.

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