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Murders, Shootings On Track To Set Another Record Low In NYCNew York City was on track for another year with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded history.
Officials: 7 Homicides In Jersey City In Last 5 WeeksA Jersey City man was shot and killed on a city street Tuesday, making him the seventh person killed in the city in the past five weeks.
NYPD Surprised By Precipitous Drop In Murders So Far This YearEven the NYPD was surprised upon learning that the murder rate has dropped 25 percent for the first half of 2013 – coming off a record low last year.
Suffolk County Marks Lowest Homicide Rate In A DecadeIn 2010, Suffolk police reported 50 homicides. That number dropped to 23 killings last year.
NYPD Commish Kelly Credits 'Proactive Policing' For Continuing Drop In CrimeIn his State of the NYPD address Wednesday, police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly credit “proactive policing strategies” with keeping the murder rate in New York lower than that of any other major city, as well as preventing terrorist attacks.
Bloomberg Touts Record Low In Homicides In Radio AddressIn his last weekly radio address for 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the city’s achievement of an all-time record low in shootings and homicides.
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