Violent crime on Long Island involving guns

Gun-related violent crimes reported by the Nassau and Suffolk police declined in 2018 but rose in Hempstead, according to a report from the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Nassau County police reported 104 violent crimes committed with guns in 2018, representing 10.4 percent of all violent crimes and a 20.6 percent decrease from 2017. In Suffolk, police reported 254 firearm-related crimes in 2018, representing 22.4 percent of all violent crimes and a 26.2 percent decrease from the year before. Hempstead police reported 73 firearm-related crimes in 2018, 22.7 percent of all violent crime and a 25.9 percent increase from 2017.

Those are the three Long Island police departments that report firearm-related crime to the state.

The charts and table below give monthly and annual data on the use of guns in murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Monthly statistics are considered preliminary and subject to change. This database was updated on March 8, 2019.

Percentage of violent crimes classified as gun-related

Police Dept. Period Year % of crimes involving guns Murder Murders involving guns % of murders involving guns Rape Rapes involving guns % of rapes involving guns Robbery Robberies with guns % of robberies with guns Assault Assaults with guns % of assaults with guns
Police Dept. Nassau Period Dec Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 9.8 Murder 2 Murders involving guns 2 % of murders involving guns 100 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 27 Robberies with guns 6 % of robberies with guns 22.2 Assault 62 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 1.6
Police Dept. Nassau Period Nov Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 4.3 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 28 Robberies with guns 3 % of robberies with guns 10.7 Assault 64 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 1.6
Police Dept. Nassau Period Oct Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 7.6 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 0 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 26 Robberies with guns 2 % of robberies with guns 7.7 Assault 53 Assaults with guns 4 % of assaults with guns 7.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period Sep Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 9.3 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 29 Robberies with guns 2 % of robberies with guns 6.9 Assault 55 Assaults with guns 6 % of assaults with guns 10.9
Police Dept. Nassau Period Aug Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 14.7 Murder 4 Murders involving guns 2 % of murders involving guns 50 Rape 0 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 32 Robberies with guns 5 % of robberies with guns 15.6 Assault 66 Assaults with guns 8 % of assaults with guns 12.1
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jul Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 7 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 23 Robberies with guns 1 % of robberies with guns 4.3 Assault 45 Assaults with guns 4 % of assaults with guns 8.9
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jun Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 8.5 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 22 Robberies with guns 4 % of robberies with guns 18.2 Assault 47 Assaults with guns 2 % of assaults with guns 4.3
Police Dept. Nassau Period May Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 9.6 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 26 Robberies with guns 4 % of robberies with guns 15.4 Assault 54 Assaults with guns 5 % of assaults with guns 7.4
Police Dept. Nassau Period Apr Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 9.3 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 1 % of murders involving guns 100 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 18 Robberies with guns 3 % of robberies with guns 16.7 Assault 55 Assaults with guns 3 % of assaults with guns 5.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period Mar Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 6.7 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 31 Robberies with guns 5 % of robberies with guns 16.1 Assault 57 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 1.8
Police Dept. Nassau Period Feb Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 22.1 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 30 Robberies with guns 13 % of robberies with guns 43.3 Assault 37 Assaults with guns 2 % of assaults with guns 5.4
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jan Year 2018 % of crimes involving guns 16.7 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 45 Robberies with guns 12 % of robberies with guns 26.7 Assault 44 Assaults with guns 3 % of assaults with guns 6.8
Police Dept. Nassau Period Dec Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 15.2 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 46 Robberies with guns 12 % of robberies with guns 26.1 Assault 45 Assaults with guns 2 % of assaults with guns 4.4
Police Dept. Nassau Period Nov Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 9.8 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 38 Robberies with guns 9 % of robberies with guns 23.7 Assault 60 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 1.7
Police Dept. Nassau Period Oct Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 6.3 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 38 Robberies with guns 5 % of robberies with guns 13.2 Assault 53 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 1.9
Police Dept. Nassau Period Sep Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 17.1 Murder 2 Murders involving guns 1 % of murders involving guns 50 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 31 Robberies with guns 12 % of robberies with guns 38.7 Assault 48 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 2.1
Police Dept. Nassau Period Aug Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 16.3 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 32 Robberies with guns 8 % of robberies with guns 25.0 Assault 56 Assaults with guns 7 % of assaults with guns 12.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jul Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 13.5 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 32 Robberies with guns 6 % of robberies with guns 18.8 Assault 77 Assaults with guns 9 % of assaults with guns 11.7
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jun Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 8 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 6 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 33 Robberies with guns 5 % of robberies with guns 15.2 Assault 73 Assaults with guns 4 % of assaults with guns 5.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period May Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 15.8 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 34 Robberies with guns 11 % of robberies with guns 32.4 Assault 64 Assaults with guns 5 % of assaults with guns 7.8
Police Dept. Nassau Period Apr Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 7.6 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 25 Robberies with guns 4 % of robberies with guns 16.0 Assault 39 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 2.6
Police Dept. Nassau Period Mar Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 3.9 Murder 3 Murders involving guns 1 % of murders involving guns 33.3 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 36 Robberies with guns 3 % of robberies with guns 8.3 Assault 60 Assaults with guns 0 % of assaults with guns 0.0
Police Dept. Nassau Period Feb Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 13 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 32 Robberies with guns 8 % of robberies with guns 25.0 Assault 34 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 2.9
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jan Year 2017 % of crimes involving guns 14.8 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 0 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 38 Robberies with guns 8 % of robberies with guns 21.1 Assault 50 Assaults with guns 5 % of assaults with guns 10.0
Police Dept. Nassau Period Dec Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 22.9 Murder 2 Murders involving guns 2 % of murders involving guns 100 Rape 4 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 36 Robberies with guns 16 % of robberies with guns 44.4 Assault 54 Assaults with guns 4 % of assaults with guns 7.4
Police Dept. Nassau Period Nov Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 12.9 Murder 3 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 2 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 30 Robberies with guns 10 % of robberies with guns 33.3 Assault 50 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 2.0
Police Dept. Nassau Period Oct Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 16.7 Murder 2 Murders involving guns 1 % of murders involving guns 50 Rape 8 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 37 Robberies with guns 10 % of robberies with guns 27.0 Assault 49 Assaults with guns 5 % of assaults with guns 10.2
Police Dept. Nassau Period Sep Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 22 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 1 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 43 Robberies with guns 15 % of robberies with guns 34.9 Assault 56 Assaults with guns 7 % of assaults with guns 12.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period Aug Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 17.7 Murder 1 Murders involving guns 1 % of murders involving guns 100 Rape 7 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 50 Robberies with guns 11 % of robberies with guns 22.0 Assault 55 Assaults with guns 8 % of assaults with guns 14.5
Police Dept. Nassau Period Jul Year 2016 % of crimes involving guns 18.5 Murder 0 Murders involving guns 0 % of murders involving guns 0 Rape 3 Rapes involving guns 0 % of rapes involving guns 0.0 Robbery 33 Robberies with guns 14 % of robberies with guns 42.4 Assault 45 Assaults with guns 1 % of assaults with guns 2.2

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