NEW YORK | NYC killings may be lowest in several decades in 2018

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

NEW YORK— New York City could register its fewest homicides in several decades in 2018.

Preliminary data obtained by The Associated Press show that, as of Sunday, police had investigated five fewer killings than the 292 recorded in 2017. That year’s figure itself was the lowest in decades.

The city saw 2,245 homicides during its bloodiest year in 1990.

Police say they also recorded a modest decline in shootings in 2018 and an 8 percent decline in robberies.

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