On Dec. 17 and Dec. 21, the precinct reported that the number of injury collisions as well as occupant, pedestrian and bicycle injuries had decreased from 2017 to 2018.
The Bayside-based precinct tweeted out the information to followers earlier this month. The command covers parts of the neighborhood as well as Douglaston, Flushing and Little Neck.
— NYPD 111th Precinct (@NYPD111Pct) December 17, 2018
Injury collisions are down 5.3% for the year so far.
— NYPD 111th Precinct (@NYPD111Pct) December 21, 2018
According to NYPD TrafficStat, the number of total collisions in the 111th Precinct decreased 0.9 percent from 4,294 to 4,256 and collisions with injuries went down 5 percent from 677 in 2017 to 643 in 2018. TrafficStat also reported that total injuries, occupant injuries and bicycle injuries decreased throughout the precinct:
- Total injuries 2017: 952
- Occupant injuries 2017: 831
- Bicycle injuries 2017: 17
- Total injuries 2018: 876 (8 percent decrease)
- Occupant injuries 2018: 762 (8.3 percent decrease)
- Bicycle injuries 2018: 10 (41.2 percent decrease)
Though the precinct reported a decrease in pedestrian injuries, NYPD TrafficStat showed that the number of pedestrian injuries in 2017 and 2018 were both 104 year-to-date.
Officers from the precinct used the hashtag #VisionZero, crediting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s action plan to end traffic deaths and injuries in New York City streets by 2024.