FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: 2 Oklahoma Officers Shot, Suspect Dead
Two law enforcement officers were shot and the alleged shooter was killed Thursday when...
Study: Heroin Use Higher Than a Decade Ago
Far more people in the USA use heroin than a decade ago, a study from the federal...
Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as...
Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
The parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police...
Protests Continue in Baltimore Over In-Custody Death, Union Chief Compares Crowd to "Lynch Mob"
A sixth day of protests over the death of Freddie Gray while in custody of the Baltimore...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine