- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York official said crime decreased 9.5 percent in 2014, but the figures did not include several large communities not patrolled by the county police department.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano trumpeted the crime reduction at a press conference Tuesday.

He cited figures for the county police district. Among those statistics, Mangano reported six murders in 2014. That was down from 13 in 2013.

He said the statistics show Nassau is “the safest large suburban county in America.”

Newsday has previously reported there were 18 murders countywide in 2014.

Those statistics included communities like Hempstead, where there were 11 reported murders in 2014. Hempstead has its own police department.

County officials did not immediately respond to requests for complete statistics in the suburban community outside New York City.

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