Highlights from 2020-2022 Criminal Summons Data

On March 25, 2021, the New York City Council passed Resolution 1584-2021, adopting the City’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan and mandating a series of research inquiries to assess law enforcement and prosecution practices. This included determining if and how current criminal summons practices disproportionately impact low income and Black and Brown communities in New York City.

This Research Note highlights a few key summons trends from 2020 to 2022. The Data Collaborative for Justice (DCJ) will release a complete report on criminal summons trends and disparities based on race/ethnicity, income, and neighborhood later in 2023.