Less Crime? Sure. Weirder? Always.


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Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday that, according to the FBI, NYC is still the [safest large city] to live in. Murders were up last year by 10 percent, but overall crime in New York decreased by 5.3 percent. Around these parts, there’s less trouble than anywhere else with a population of more than one million people. For every 100,000 residents, we have 2,517 crimes. That’s about 500 less than the first [runner up, San Jose](http://www.nypost.com/seven/06052007/news/nationalnews/apple_is_safest_big_city_in_nation__fbi_nationalnews_murray_weiss.htm). But, in true NYC fashion, what does go down is usually on the weird side. From trying to [chase criminals in your birthday suit](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/06/05/2007-06-05_hotel_thug_slips_thru_his_naked_grasp-1.html) to guys who [shoot arrows through neighbors’ windows](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/06/05/2007-06-05_east_side_robin_hood_makes_neighbor_quiv.html) instead of going to strip clubs, there’s never a dull moment. (Even if those moments happen less often.)


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