In January of this year, 17 people died in an apartment fire.
The number of criminal prosecutions for fire violations in New York City.
This is mainly due the large backlog of cases that has resulted in the closing of criminal courts.
Too many steps are involved in the investigation and collection of evidence.
Data shows that New York City has a high number of victims to fires.
According to The New York Times, this was due to the effect of the new crown the epidemic
The New York City Criminal Court was temporarily closed March 2020.