NEW YORK | NYC homicide tally may be lowest in several decades in 2018

31Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

NEW YORK— New York City could register the fewest number of homicides in several decades in 2018, as the city continues its long battle against violent crime.

As of Sunday, the city had recorded five fewer killings than the 292 investigated in 2017, according to preliminary police data provided to The Associated Press. That year’s figure was itself the lowest in decades.

The New York Police Department said it also had seen a modest decline in shooting incidents in 2018 and an 8 percent drop in robberies.

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