Bloomberg Claims Credit for Saving ‘Literally’ 9,200 Lives


bloomberg1With just four days left before his 12-year tenure in City Hall comes to an end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is celebrating what he views as one of his crowning achievements: the record-low homicide rate across the five boroughs.

Speaking at an NYPD graduation ceremony today, Mr. Bloomberg wasn’t bashful in making sure both his administration and police department get full credit for the drop in crime over the past decade.

“The crime reductions the NYPD has driven over the past 12 years have defied the odds and far outpaced the rest of the nation. Twelve years ago, no one thought New York City’s crime rate could go any lower. But then it did,” said Mr. Bloomberg, rattling off statistics to support his claim, including “the most important measure of public safety”: less than 340 murders logged so far this year.

“If you compare this decade to the previous eras’ murder rates, we can literally say that we have saved more than 9,200 lives in the last 12 years,” the mayor added.

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  1. I think that this man thinks to much
    of himself.
    I really think he needs a wake up call, and
    it to be told to him that he is not a godly as
    he thinks he is.

  2. He’s a big Baal Gaavah but you can’t argue that crime is down, down down! When he leaves office and Kelley is gone, although Bratton was good way back then, he is, however, a lot older and hardly in touch!
    It’s scary!

  3. so what exactly are you bragging abou so what exactly are you bragging about . If people are afraid of the justice system. The number would b much lower