The NYPD is touting October as the safest month on record, despite Tuesday's terror attack that left eight people dead.

Police say overall crimes for the month were down a little more than 2 percent.

The city saw a decline in incidents like shootings and robberies. 

However, two major categories, murder and rape, did see upticks from October of last year. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the truck attack in Lower Manhattan does not make the city less secure.

"And here's the fact. We remain America's safest big city," de Blasio said. "And what happened on Tuesday didn't change that, and what happened on Tuesday didn't change us. We are still New Yorkers."

Officials say the city is on track to see fewer than 300 homicides by the end of the year.