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Chirlane McCray is asked about gun violence in New York City by Abram Nabritt, Jr. on June 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Chirlane McCray Silent After Questions About NYC’s Soaring Shooting & Homicide Rate

A man concerned about crime in his neighborhood went straight to First Lady Chirlane McCray on Thursday morning for answers, but didn’t get any.


FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sets Record Of 11 Days Without A Murder

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the streak a testament to the hard work of the NYPD.


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NYPD Stats: NYC Murder Rate Down 14 Percent In 2014

The dramatic decrease in murders comes alongside an immense drop in police stop-and-frisks.


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.


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FBI: New York City No Longer Murder Capital Of America

According to the FBI’s statistics, there were 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, compared with 419 murders in New York last year, which was a record low.


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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.


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Bloomberg To Propose More Electric Car Parking, Styrofoam Ban

On the eve of his State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a new ban in store, as well as a parking proposal that might drive some New Yorkers crazy.


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New York City On Pace For Lowest Murder Rate In 50 Years

With just five days left in 2012, there would need to be a major spike in murders to top the record low of 471 murders set in 2009.


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NJ Sees Lowest Murder Rate In 10 Years

In all, violent crime went down by four percent from 28,281 reported incidents to 27,108. It marked the eighth consecutive year that the crime rate decreased.


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New York City’s Murder Rate Up In 2010

The city’s murder rate is on pace for a double-digit increase this year, but New York Police Department officials said, when put in context, it was not alarming.