In February 2014 the City was forced to pass another bill in an effort to get the information but the city has yet to comply with provistions of that as well. That law required the tracking and disclosure of crime figures for the 100 largest parks by June 1st. That has not happened. Nearly ten years after the city was first legally required to begin tracking crime in parks the city is still not complying.
A few weeks ago the Police Department posted quarterly park crime statistics for the first time. The data however only covered 31 parks, not 100 as required under the new law.
On September 9th, a 19-year-old male was shot in the face in Lyons Square Playground in the Bronx.
On August 20th, three people were robbed at gun-point in separate incidents in East River Park, one of the 70 parks that covered under the new law's reporting peroid.
- Geoffrey Croft
Wall Street Journal - Sept. 25, 2014 - By Michael Howard Saul
Bloomberg's Park Crime Reporting Bill Veto is Overridden By City Council
A Walk In The Park - February 4, 2014 - By Geoffrey Croft