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NYC goes six days without a murder during Christmas week as city nears less than 300 for second year

NYC got into the Christmas spirit by going six whole days without a MURDER during the holidays as the city looks set to have another year with less than 300 homicides

  • The Big Apple has gone six whole days without any homicides, with the last murder having taken place on Friday 
  • There have only been 283 homicides as of December 23 
  • That number is three figures down from the 286 that happened at the same point last year, translating into a one per cent drop
  • But from 2016 that figure has dropped 14 per cent
  • Last year was the first time that the count had dropped below 300 since 1951 

Seems the ‘mean’ streets of New York City have gotten a lot nicer. 

The Big Apple has gone six whole days without any homicides, with the last murder having taken place on Friday. 

New York City is slated to pull in another year where there were less than 300 murders for the entire year. 

There have only been 283 homicides as of December 23, the New York Daily News reports. 

The Big Apple has gone six whole days without any homicides, with the last murder having taken place on Friday (stock)

That number is three figures down from the 286 that happened at the same point last year, translating into a one per cent drop. But from 2016 that figure has dropped 14 per cent.

Last year was the first time that the count had dropped below 300 since 1951. 

Comparatively, in 1990 there were 2,245 murders and in 1991 there were 2,154. More recently, there were 515 homicides in 2011. 

Most major crime categories are down in the city. Rape, however, is showing increased rates of 24 per cent mostly due to increased reporting in the era of #MeToo. 

Grand larceny has risen by .3 per cent from 42,555 last year to 42,670 this year. 

Overall crime has dropped 1.5 per cent this year to 93,747 after being 95,215 in 2017. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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