New York City Celebrates Unprecedented Day without Violent Crime
Occasionally the headline news isn’t all bad in the media. Earlier this week officials with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) were surprised to report that there were no murders, shootings or stabbings on Monday, November 26.
The NYPD was surprised because officials couldn’t remember the last time that the city didn’t record at least one violent crime on a given day.
The situation has been improving this year in the Big Apple as far as violent crime is concerned. Shootings are down about 10% from 2011, and so are murders, from 472 last year to about 400 this year.
Four hundred homicides are a far cry from the level of violence a couple decades ago. In 1990, New York City experienced a record 2,245 murders.
The city’s violence-free streak ended after 37 hours when a man was shot in Brooklyn at 11:20 Tuesday morning.
To Learn More:
No One Reported Shot, Stabbed Or Slashed In New York City On Monday, Police Sources Say (by Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News)
Violent Crime Takes a Holiday in New York City (by Chris Francescani, Reuters)
- Top Stories
- Unusual News
- Where is the Money Going?
- U.S. and the World
- Appointments and Resignations
- Latest News
- Pentagon Orders 10,000 Soldiers to Repay Bonuses a Decade after Serving in Middle East
- Retirement Plans are Worse for Teachers, Charities, Clergy and Non-Profits
- Opposition to Cleveland Indians’ Name and Logo to Get Bigger Spotlight at World Series
- Taking a Selfie is taking a Risk When You Cast Your Ballot … If You Don’t Know State Law
- Texas Included State’s Drunk Drivers and Child Support Evaders in Tally of “High-Threat” Immigrant Border Arrests