Less Crime? Sure. Weirder? Always.

Written by Dana Haitkin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.


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. But, in true NYC fashion, what does go down is usually on the weird side. From trying to chase criminals in your birthday suit to guys who shoot arrows through neighbors’ windows instead of going to strip clubs, there’s never a dull moment. (Even if those moments happen less often.)

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