- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An annual statistical report that measures New York City agencies’ performance has found that while overall crime in the nation’s biggest city has declined, violence in its jails is on the rise.

The Mayor’s Management Report released Thursday measured more than 2,000 metrics to evaluate how well the city provided services between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

It found there were 108 jailhouse stabbings and slashings in that fiscal year - 20 more than a year earlier. Inmate assaults on staff also increased 31 percent.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) has vowed to reform the troubled jail system.

The report found overall crime citywide was down by 5.6 percent during that period. And there were also 36 fewer traffic deaths, down 12.6 percent.



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