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NYC Celebrates Crime-Free Day

December 03, 2012  | 

Photo: Paul Clinton
Photo: Paul Clinton

Not a single person was reported shot, stabbed, or slashed during a 24-hour period last week in New York City's five boroughs.

The city's crime-free Nov. 26 marked a steep fall in violent crime from the early 1990s in a city expected to record 400 murders this year. There were 2,245 murders in 1990.

"They're going to come in with the fewest number of murders since about 1960,'' historian Thomas Repetto told the New York Daily News. "It's an almost impossible figure, but their programs have been fabulously successful in stopping crime."

Tags: NYPD, Crime Trends, Murder Prosecutions


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Lead Farmer @ 12/3/2012 6:06 PM

I'll bet that Bloomberg will give himself a big atta-boy for this. He will also surely attribute it to his anti-gun programs. Good for New York, bad for New York.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 12/3/2012 6:11 PM

UN-REPORTED CRIMES. IT'S STILL A WIN FOR OUR SIDE.

rob a @ 12/3/2012 8:50 PM

Hardly a crime free day. What about all the minor crimes? A crime free day is impossible.

John @ 12/4/2012 1:21 AM

How many law abiding residents were physically assaulted or women raped because they aren't allowed to have weapons to defend themselves?

Richard @ 12/4/2012 8:43 AM

@John Assaults are down too. Whatever the cause for the decrease, it seems as if they are moving in the right direction.

Rob A. @ 12/4/2012 1:44 PM

Sure crime is down, but it can never be eliminated. Calling any day a "crime-free day" is completely bogus.

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