Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Stop-and-Frisk Fades Away Under New Mayor, Crime Goes Down Anyway | Mother Jones
Stop-and-Frisk Fades Away Under New Mayor, Crime Goes Down Anyway | Mother Jones: "The mayor of New York City wants you to know that violent crime is down, down, down: Robberies, considered the most telling indicator of street crime, are down 14 percent across New York City from last year. Grand larcenies — including the thefts of Apple devices that officials said drove an overall crime increase two years ago — are also down, by roughly 3 percent. And after a record-low 335 homicides in 2013, the city has seen 290 killings in the first 11 months of this year, a number unheard-of two decades ago. “When I came into this job, people always talked about last year — last year was an amazing year in this city in terms of bringing down crime,” Mr. de Blasio said. “We saw what was possible. The city’s crime rate continues to go down.”"
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