The NYPD’s largest union is compiling crime stats and stories on a new website it says gives New Yorkers what they really need — a true sense of how safe, or dangerous, their neighborhoods really are.
The site, pbasafetytracker.nyc, is mean to counteract what the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association feels is a misleading narrative — that all is rosy despite serious crime concerns in some pockets of the city.
“Regular New Yorkers are our city’s real public safety experts,’’ said PBA President Patrick Lynch. “They see what’s happening on their own block. They know the ‘Safest Big City in America’ doesn’t feel that way on every corner.
“Their policing agenda should be the only one that matters,” Lynch added.
Mayoral spokesman Eric Phillips said there is no reason not to believe the stats.
“We believe New Yorkers should, and do, trust the statistics and website of the New York City Police Department,” he said.