New York City’ First Ever Day Without Violent Crime

5.29.10NYPDByLuigiNovi1Shocking for those who remember 1970s NYC, but apparently true per this report from BBC News:

For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.

The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history.

Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a whole day.

Despite a July spike in homicides, the city’s murder rate is on target to hit its lowest point since 1960.

Just a few months ago, residents were living through what one tabloid newspaper called the “summer of blood”.

Aggressive prevention tactics
Despite the fall in homicides, statistics point to a 3% overall rise in crime.

There has also been a 9% increase in larceny, which police blame on a surge in smartphone thefts.

But killings are now down 23% compared with last year, which represents a 50-year low.

There have been 366 murders so far this year in New York City, compared with 472 at this time last year.

Experts say such a low number of homicides is highly unusual for a US city of eight million people…

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6 Comments on "New York City’ First Ever Day Without Violent Crime"

  1. namvetted68 | Nov 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm |

    Quick, what political blowhard will be the first to claim credit?

    • I say its the smart phones and great cellphone signal and the fact that all the murders are happening in Newark

  2. Apathesis | Nov 30, 2012 at 7:15 am |

    Bogus. We all know someone was getting raped, it just wasn’t reported.

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