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No shootings, stabbings in NYC Monday

Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- New York City's 8.2 million people must have been in a good mood Monday. Police didn't receive a single shooting or stabbing complaint the whole day.

Actually, NYPD officials -- who were at a loss as to why or how the pleasant news happened -- said they didn't field a shooting or stabbing call from 10:25 p.m. Sunday to 11:27 a.m. Tuesday. One Brooklyn teenager showed up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound, but it was later determined he accidentally shot himself, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

"Nice way to start the week," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman.

Officials couldn't remember the last time they went 24 hours without a single shooting or stabbing, but pointed to homicide rates that have sharply declined in recent years. The Big Apple is on pace to log fewer than 400 homicides this year, it's lowest number on record.

Monday's tranquility is a sharp contrast with the height of a crime wave that plagued the nation's cities in the early 1990s. In 1994, the first year NYPD began tracking crime using computers, 4,967 people were shot -- an average of 14 per day.

Topics: Paul Browne
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