Last week in New York City was different than most. This is because there were no homicides.
A stunned law enforcement source told the New York Post it was "an anomaly," adding that "the Grim Reaper took break [last] week." This was the first time since last January that the city experienced a week without a murder, and reflects a historic downward trend in violent crime.
According to the Post, there have been 256 homicides in New York City this year compared to 346 at the same time last year. Total murders have dropped by 26 percent and fatal shootings have dropped by nearly 29 percent.
This is coming off 2012, which saw 419 homicides, the fewest since the city began keeping comparable records. Should this pace continue, the city will set yet another record this year.
[via New York Post]