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Friday 18 April 2014

City that never sleeps enjoys 24 hours crime-free

Twenty years ago, at the height of New York City's violent past, an average of six people were murdered every day but 'Gotham' has come a long way since then.

On Monday, for the first time in living memory, New Yorkers passed an entire day without a single report of a person being shot, stabbed or subjected to a violent crime.

A NYPD spokesman admitted that officers could not remember the last time such a thing happened.

Violent crime in New York has fallen significantly in the past two decades.

This year the number of murders is on track to fall below 400 for the first time.

Put in a national context, New York, with a population of eight million, is likely to record fewer murders than much smaller cities. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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