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Old December 26th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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NY Police: NYC murder rate to hit 50 year low

Some are attributing it to stricter gun control. Levitt and Dubner might suggest Roe v. Wade. Any other theories?

Either way, good news.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...w-in-city.html
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Old December 26th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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A combination...as needed.

Good Job.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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I don't remember the last time someone was murdered in my town. I'm glad I don't live in NYC...
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Old December 26th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Woohoo!

Regardless of the reasons, I'm glad to see that it dropped almost 20 percent in the last year. Hopefully it continues to drop over the upcoming years, too.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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What are the rates of other crimes though? If the murder rate is down, that's fantastic, but has the rate of other crimes gone up in response? Rape, robbery, vandalism, what have you? Those are all better than murder, but still things that shouldn't happen instead.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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What are the rates of other crimes though? If the murder rate is down, that's fantastic, but has the rate of other crimes gone up in response? Rape, robbery, vandalism, what have you? Those are all better than murder, but still things that shouldn't happen instead.
Good point...
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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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This is very interesting and at an all time low, lets hope they can keep it down.
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