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Homicide Rate

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Murders, Shootings On Track To Set Another Record Low In NYC

New York City was on track for another year with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded history.

12/30/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Officials: 7 Homicides In Jersey City In Last 5 Weeks

A 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.

07/30/2013

NYPD Car (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NYPD Surprised By Precipitous Drop In Murders So Far This Year

Even 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.

06/29/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Suffolk County Marks Lowest Homicide Rate In A Decade

In 2010, Suffolk police reported 50 homicides. That number dropped to 23 killings last year.

02/18/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

NYPD Commish Kelly Credits ‘Proactive Policing’ For Continuing Drop In Crime

In 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.

01/23/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts Record Low In Homicides In Radio Address

In 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.

12/30/2012