Our Police Protectors
History of New York Police
Chapter 7, Part 6

By Holice and Debbie

 

These statistics are for the following 7 years, to 1857.

OFFENCES

1851

1852

1853

1854

1855

1856

1857

Murder

8

4

3

1

1

.

3

Arson, First degree (capital)

. . . . . .

1

Manslaughter (various degrees)

8

6

17

15

9

12

13

Assault & Battery, with intent to kill or maim

9

7

10

11

12

19

12

Assault & Battery with intent to rob

. .

1

1

5

10

6

Rape, and intent to commit rape

1

1

4

4

. .

4

Abandoning child on public highway

. . . . . . .

Robbery-1st degree

3

15

10

27

5

6

22

Riot, w/assault

6

15

45

32

. . .

Assault & Battery

41

37

71

63

47

55

79

Procuring abortion

. . . . . . .

Bigamy

1

4

.

2

1

5

6

Incest

1

1

. . . . .

Sodomy

. . . . . . .

Perjury and subornation of perjury

.

2

. .

2

1

.

Arson (not capital)

.

1

.

1

. .

8

Burglary (various degrees)

47

54

64

52

67

76

89

Attempt to commit felonies

9

14

9

19

48

64

101

Embezzlement

.

2

.

3

.

2

4

Grand larceny, & Second Offences

105

119

155

112

62

94

89

Petit larceny, and attempt to commit petit larceny

76

51

75

91

130

109

116

Petit larceny, second offense

5

8

1

. .

3

.

Obtaining property by false pretenses

8

8

12

14

11

7

8

Conspiracy

. . . . . . .

Carrying slung shot (felony)

1

1

4

4

. . .

Receiving Stolen goods (scienter)

4

9

6

6

10

15

5

Accessory to felony

1

. . . . . .

Forgery (various degrees)

17

15

15

25

19

30

49

Receiving challenge to fight duel

. . . . . . .

Breaking prison

. . . . . . .

Aiding prisoners to escape

. . . . . . .

Keeping gambling & disorderly house

15

16

14

38

7

9

3

Nuisance

. . .

2

. . .

Selling, issuing & Advertising Lottery Tickets

1

.

6

19

2

. .

Libel

1

. . . . . .

Cruelty to animals

1

. . . . . .

Selling liquor w/o license

.

14

307

10

1

. .

Misdemeanor

7

1

6

16

10

.

8

Acquitted

93

106

155

168

141

77

96

Sentenced to be executed

8

4

3

1

1

.

4

Sentenced to State Prison

200

227

252

225

165

216

246

Sentenced to County prison

91

80

124

144

151

174

177

Sentenced to House of Refuge

8

7

23

2

10

14

42

Indictments found by Grand Jury

833

945

1334

2696

997

986

1273

Complaints dismissed by Grand Jury

282

221

220

205

142

107

154

 

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Our Police Protectors, History of the New York Police, Published for the benefit of the Police Pension Fund, by Augustine Costello, Published by Author, 1885.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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