City life has never been safer.
The Internet last week celebrated Washington DC’s improbable feat: “The number of 2012 killings in the District of Columbia stands at 78 and is on pace to finish lower than 100 for the first time since 1963, police records show.”
New York City is enjoying a similar run of good fortune. Get this: Not a single person — not one! — was reported shot, stabbed or slashed in NYC on Monday, according to police sources. The New York Daily News has more:
“Nice way to start the week,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD’s top spokesman.
Neither Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros.
It likely didn’t happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of “American Police, 1945-2012.”
But, not all is well in the city. While New York City murders are down 23 percent and 10 percent fewer people have been shot, some types of less violent crime are going up: “Thus far this year, crime is up three percent, fueled mostly by a 9 percent surge in grand larcenies that police attribute to thefts of smart phones and tablets,” the NYDN reported.
The NYPD did not comment on how many illegal sodas were drank.