NYC Mayor’s management report cites falling crime, rising graduation rates
Falling crime rates and rising graduation rates were highlighted in the New York City Mayor’s management report for fiscal 2018, which was released by the de Blasio administration on Monday.
The report is a year-long analysis of the performance of 45 city agencies’ performance in providing services to New Yorkers. It cites over 1,700 metrics from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
“The MMR holds us accountable to our core mission of providing better services to all New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. “This year, we’re seeing falling crime, the creation and preservation of more affordable apartments, and improvements in graduation rates for our kids.”
The report grew out of the 1970s fiscal crisis and is a tool for holding city government accountable. Both the report and the preliminary mayor’s management report — which covers the first four months of the fiscal year and is released in January — are mandated by Section 12 of the New York City Charter.
“Measuring the performance and progress of every city agency makes us more effective in our fight to make this the fairest and safest city in the world,” said de Blasio.
The report showed that the four-year high school graduation rate increased to 74.3% from 73.0% to 74.3% while the dropout rate decreased to 7.8% from 8.5%. Postsecondary enrollment increased to 56.7% from 54.7% while class sizes decreased for Kindergarten, grades 1 through 4 and grade 6.
Major felony crime decreased 3.2%; robbery decreased 8%; felonious assault decreased 2.5%; burglary decreased 4.8%; grand larceny decreased 1.6%; grand larceny auto decreased 5.6%; end-to-end average response time to critical crimes in progress decreased by 5 seconds.
Unique businesses and customers served by Small Business Services increased to 19,842 from 18,352; the annual MWBE recertification rate increased to 79.6% from 61.8%; total MWBEs certified increased by one-third, to 6,829 from 5,122; MWBEs awarded city contracts increased 23.4%. Businesses educated through direct outreach increased 35.5% to 18,031 from 13,305.
Families with children in shelters per day decreased to 12,619 a day from 12,818. Exits from shelter to permanent and stable housing grew 5% across all shelter sub-populations through a variety of city, state and federally-funded rental assistance programs, with a notable 6.8% increase for single adults.
Bicyclist/pedestrian fatalities decreased 13.5%; Citi Bike annual membership increased 11.8%; Citi Bike trips increased 14.7%; Select Bus Service annual ridership increased 13.2%; total Select Bus Service route miles increased 27.1%; bridge projects (structural work) substantially completed on schedule remains at 100%.
Private investment leveraged on the sale/long-term lease of city-owned property increased 42.8%; private investment leveraged on closed projects increased 9.3%.
Housing starts under Housing New York increased 32.2% from 24,299 units to 32,116.
And under the Health + Hospitals, MetroPlus membership increased to 521,731 from 503,044.