Nineteen NYPD officers in the Bronx are accused of downgrading crimes to make the neighborhood they police appear safer.

According to a departmental release, the NYPD's Quality Assurance Division looked at 1,558 complaints in the South Bronx's 40th Precinct filed last year and found that 55 of them had been improperly logged. The offenses included petty larceny, misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

While the 40th Precinct reported a 14% decrease in overall crime in 2014, that decrease has now been corrected to 11.4% to reflect the stat-tampering.

The charged NYPD officers include a lieutenant, eight sergeants, nine police officers, and a detective. All will be prosecuted internally by the NYPD's Department Advocate.

“These disciplinary charges are strict but fair,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in the release.

"Commanders are held strictly accountable for the integrity of crime complaint reporting within their commands. Policing in the CompStat era requires that the accuracy of our numbers must be unquestionable."

Policing in the CompStat era, where careers hinge on minuscule decreases in crime over laughably short periods of time (earlier this week Bratton and de Blasio held a press conference to hail a 5.8% drop in crime in just 10 precincts in the city over the period of six weeks), all but encourages officers to treat complaints of stolen property as "lost property."

In 2013, former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly commissioned a group of former prosecutors to audit the department's crime statistics. They dryly noted that "a close review of the NYPD's statistics and analysis demonstrate that the misclassifications of reports may have an appreciable effect on certain reported crime rates," and said they found 800 misclassifications citywide over the period of 2009 to 2011.

Today's announcement involved 55 of them in a single precinct over a 4-month period.

“The purposeful misrepresentation of crime data is rare but nevertheless unacceptable, and it will be dealt with accordingly," Bratton said in the release.