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


nypd1New York City is on track this year to set the record for the lowest number of murders in 50 years.¬†Crime data compiled by the New York Daily News showed 414 murders as of Dec. 25, compared with 508 over the same period in 2011. That’s a nearly 20 percent decrease in murders this year.

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.

Additionally, no precinct in the city has recorded more than 20 homicides this year, according to crime data.

Last year, the city recorded 515 murders and there were 536 murders in 2010. As a point of comparison, there were 2,262 murders recorded in New York City in 1990, crime statistics show.

The city began keeping crime records in 1963.

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{Andy Newscenter}