New York City crime rate lowest in 40 years

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year has been the safest in New York City in more than four decades, with the murder rate down to levels not seen since the early 1960s, police said on Monday.

    As of Sunday, 461 murders had been committed, down from 516 in 2008 and the lowest number since comparable record-keeping began in 1963, the New York Police Department said.

    Nationwide, statistics suggest the United States will have seen a drop in violent crime for a third year in a row. Last week, the FBI reported violent crime, including murder and robbery, dropped 4.4 percent in the first half of 2009.

    The FBI also said New York was the safest U.S. big city in 2009.

    Crime in New York has been falling for several years in a decline widely attributed to a "broken windows" strategy of no tolerance for even the smallest infraction and the system of identifying and addressing problem areas.

    In announcing the 2009 statistics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg also gave credit to his efforts to clamp down on illegal guns.

    New York City crime rates at record low: police | Reuters
     
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    Noticeable change in NYC. Times Square, Central Park even most of Harlem are safe areas to walk through.

    Rudy G made much of the initial changes to make the city safer
     
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    It was better when it was dangerous.(and I think they are cooking the books regarding the crime rate)
     
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    Just heard that the rate for policemen killed in the line of duty was also the lowest in 50-years. IMHO it must be the proactive way that the SWAT guys take care of the worst of the lot. Years ago we didn't have such superbly trained shock troops.
     
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    It has to be Bush's fault.
     
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    If you stacked those murdered on top of each other, they would be as tall as two world trade centers.
     
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    Harlem went through the definition of gentrification.
     
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    NYC needs a Red Light District
     
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    Rudy G. completely altered the course New York was on - prior to his terms as mayor the city was repeatedly on the brink of seeming chaos - and Times Square - fahget a bout it. Peep show central! Great for a college age kid with more money than sense, but not a family or legit business friendly environment.

    Rudy G easily ranks among New York's greatest mayors...
     
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    good for NYC. I hope Philly can do similiar things soon. Im not too optimistic though. One party rule doesnt lend well to problems getting fixed.
     

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