On August 12, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg said:
Our crime strategies and tools – including Stop-Question-Frisk – have made New York City the safest big city in America.
As a result, today we have fewer guns, fewer shootings, and fewer homicides.
Today, we have the lowest percentage of teenagers carrying guns of any major city across our country – and the possibility of being stopped acts a vital deterrent, which is a critically important byproduct of Stop-Question-Frisk.
There is just no question that Stop-Question-Frisk has saved countless lives.
Stop-Question-Frisk has helped us prevent those and other crimes from occurring – which has not only saved lives, it has helped us to reduce incarceration rates by 30 percent, even as incarceration rates in the rest of the nation have gone up.
Is it true that Stop-Question-Frisk (also known as Stop and Frisk) has helped to make New York City the safest big city in America?
Is it true that as a result Stop-Question-Frisk, New York has fewer guns, fewer shootings, and fewer homicides?