NYC expects to end year with record low for murders
Last Modified: February 19. 2013 11:54PM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited police efforts as they announced the statistics Friday.
So far, there have been 414 homicides citywide this year. That‚??s the fewest since reliable record-keeping for homicides began in 1963. The previous low was 471, in 2009.
There have been 1,353 shootings this year. Comparable records for shootings go back to 1994. The prior low was 1,420 in 2009.
Bloomberg often calls New York the safest big city in America.
The description is based on FBI statistics for seven major crimes. New York has the lowest rate per 100,000 residents among the 25 most populous U.S. cities.