Crime dropped 25% in the five boroughs of New York City during the coronavirus shutdown last week — with just one person murdered compared to eight the week before, authorities said Monday.

Each of the seven major crimes that determine the overall crime rate — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto — declined compared to the week before, according to NYPD statistics.

The crime drop was expected, police sources said, given the streets were almost empty as New York City ground to a near halt in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the NY Daily News reports.

 

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