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  • In Unusual Collaboration, Police and Prosecutors Team Up to Reduce Crime

    With murders having reached a low point in Manhattan, the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Police Department have begun an unusually close collaboration aimed at driving down other crimes, chief among them grand larceny, domestic violence and cybercrime.

    Photo by Richard Perry/The New York Times

  • Celebrating the Start of a Second Term

    On January 27, 2014, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr celebrated the start of his second term at the NY Surrogates Court with his colleages and supporters.

  • Watch the DA's interview on CNBC

    Fifty years ago, identity theft typically involved a single actor who forged a driver’s license, walked into a bank and withdrew funds from a target account. Today, organized criminal rings are in the business of stealing thousands of identities and millions of dollars. But a crime ring can steal $2,001 or $2 million and the punishment is identical. Criminals who steal more money from more people should get the treatment they deserve.

  • Busted! Inside one massive cybercrime ring

    Feaured on CNBC: one of the biggest cyber-crime cases that we or any other group of prosecutors ever tackled. In it, my office successfully prosecuted a crime ring that stretched from New York City to Kiev. Its members stole and sold more than 100,000 pieces of personal information, including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, online usernames and passwords.

In The News

  • District Attorney Vance to End Criminal Prosecution of Approximately 20,000 Low-Level, Non-Violent Misdemeanors Per Year

    The Manhattan District Attorney

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced new justice reform initiatives that will end the criminal prosecution of approximately 20,000 low-level offenses annually. Beginning in September 2017, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will no longer prosecute the overwhelming majority of individuals charged with Theft of Services for subway-related offenses, unless there is a demonstrated public safety reason to do so.

  • Manhattan prosecutor: Gun law reciprocity bill ‘supported, I am sure, by ISIS’

    The Hill

    New York County District Attorney Cy Vance in an interview aired Sunday blasted a GOP plan that would allow qualified owners to carry concealed handguns in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms.

    Speaking to radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Vance argued that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced earlier this year would only put New York City at risk of violence.

    "If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk," he said.

  • Manhattan prosecutor: Gun law reciprocity bill ‘supported, I am sure, by ISIS’

    The Hill

    New York County District Attorney Cy Vance in an interview aired Sunday blasted a GOP plan that would allow qualified owners to carry concealed handguns in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms.

    Speaking to radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Vance argued that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced earlier this year would only put New York City at risk of violence.

    "If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk," he said.

  • Manhattan prosecutor: Gun law reciprocity bill ‘supported, I am sure, by ISIS’

    The Hill

    New York County District Attorney Cy Vance in an interview aired Sunday blasted a GOP plan that would allow qualified owners to carry concealed handguns in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms.

    Speaking to radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Vance argued that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced earlier this year would only put New York City at risk of violence.

    "If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk," he said.

  • Manhattan district attorney says Trump's rhetoric 'undermines' security efforts

    Politico

    Cy Vance, the normally under-stated Manhattan district attorney, repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump during a Wednesday address, accusing the president of undermining the fight against terrorism with rhetoric and proposals that alienate allies and immigrants.

    Vance also flipped a recent presidential tweet on its head, after Trump suggested that there was no need to debate gun-control laws anymore because the recent terrorist attack in London was carried out with “knives and a truck.”