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Posted on Nov 28, 2012
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For the first time in recorded history, city authorities Monday received no reports of shootings, stabbings or otherwise violent attacks during the entire 24-hour period.

Furthermore, the city is headed toward its lowest murder rate since 1960, even with crime up 3 percent overall and a 9 percent rise in theft, which is attributed to the prevalence of smartphones.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Reuters via The Guardian:

Tom Repetto, author of American Police, 1949-2012, said he could not recall such a crime-free day as Monday. “In a city of 8 million people, this is extremely rare,” he said.

There have been 366 murders in the city so far this year, compared with 472 at this time last year, according to the NYPD.

By comparison, Chicago, Illinois, a city of 2.7 million people, has been plagued by gang violence and has registered 462 murders in 2012. Philadelphia, with a 1.5 million population, has recorded 301 murders in 2012, the exact same number as this time last year.

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