Crime in New York City is down this year, and there was a 10-day stretch when there were no murders in the city last month.
NY1 reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio said that crime has dropped to historically low rates under NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton so far:
The mayor said that during the first 10 weeks of 2014, major crime was down 2 percent, homicides were down nearly 21 percent from a year ago, and shooting incidents were down more than 14 percent from this time last year.
The drastic reduction in crime was marked by a period of 10 days without any murders during February. Furthermore, de Blasio stressed that this was the result of what NY1 called "respectful policing" rather than aggressive tactics.
"Under Commissioner Bratton's leadership, the NYPD has shown that it is able to keep reducing crime while dialing back the tensions that have too long marred the relationship between police and community," the mayor said.
This trend seems to be continuing in March, as there were no shootings, stabbings, slashings or murders on March 5.