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New York, NY - Homicides Up by 4% in 2008

Published on: January 1, 2009 11:57 AM
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New York, NY - The number of homicides in New York City rose about four percent in 2008 compared with the previous year, preliminary figures from the city’s police department showed.

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The NYPD’s CompStat data showed 516 homicides in the city last year, up from 496 in 2007.

That’s still a dramatic change from 1990, when 2,262 homicides earned New York the title of “murder capital” of the nation.

Though the figures are subject to change, the 2008 tally also represents a drop from the 596 homicides investigated in New York in 2006.

The NYPD, which began compiling the report in 1963, cited its Operation Impact as a chief reason for the improvement in recent years.

The operation places more uniformed officers in concentrated areas where crime rates are high, the NYPD said.


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 Jan 01, 2009 at 12:25 PM shmuck Says:

Not mikabul """""

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 Jan 01, 2009 at 01:31 PM robroy560 Says:

Not enough traffic enforcement agents in cars that like NYPD cruisers

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 Jan 01, 2009 at 02:10 PM No TCKETS for Murderers Says:

If you don't recycle or move your car (alternate street parking) 5 minutes late, Bloomberg makes money on you by giving you a ticket.

But Bloomberg has no interest to catch murderers because they don't have to pay any Ticket or Fine.

In fact Bloomberg looses money on every criminal who goes to jail, it costs money to house him and feed him.

It's cheaper for the city to let all violent criminals out of jail - not arrest them to begin with - and use police just to give tickets to the innocent good citizens who made a minor technical error in parking.

Bloomerg cares only about his money.

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 Jan 01, 2009 at 02:48 PM mordy Says:

I think that if possible during a situation that seems negative to find a sliver of hope and positive. I read an article today that three precincts in NYC did not have any homicides the whole year. Once of them included Bay Ridge next to the Varezano bridge. Although when the police were interviewed they admitted there was no magic formula to their success. They simply got to know the community better and understood were potential crime may come from. That is to get as much inside information as possible by mixing with average everyday people.

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 Jan 01, 2009 at 02:25 PM Conservative One Says:

I am sure that useless Mike will blame anybody but his administration. Let's go with Term Limits and send Mike and his gang back to where they came from. Enough is enough.

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 Jan 01, 2009 at 05:46 PM Anonymous Says:

And crime is down with fewer cops Mike!

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 Jan 02, 2009 at 01:47 AM mike Says:

WHAT HAPPENED ???????????

Bloomberg announced a poll last week that crime is down!!!!

Were did that poll go????????

It just shows what a liar Bloomberg is !!

ANSWER: homicides they have to report because there's investigations involved and he can't hide it.

That announcement was so he can run again!!

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 Jan 02, 2009 at 11:14 AM Charlie Hall Says:

Reply to #4  
mordy Says:

I think that if possible during a situation that seems negative to find a sliver of hope and positive. I read an article today that three precincts in NYC did not have any homicides the whole year. Once of them included Bay Ridge next to the Varezano bridge. Although when the police were interviewed they admitted there was no magic formula to their success. They simply got to know the community better and understood were potential crime may come from. That is to get as much inside information as possible by mixing with average everyday people.

My precinct had two as of last Sunday, down from 14 in 1990.

NYC still has a way to go. It has about three times the number of homicides as London, UK, with only about 10% more people.

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