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Holiday Peace Holds As No Murders In NYC Enter Seventh Day

December 28, 2018 - 8:11 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The holiday peace is holding across New York City.

All remains calm as the streak of no murders continues for a seventh day.

Crime is down in Brooklyn -- which is one of the success stories for the NYPD in 2018.

At 278 murders so far in 2018, the NYPD says the city is on track for fewer murders this year than last.

In 1990, 2,245 murders were tallied in the city. As of mid-December, the count stood at 278 -- three fewer than last year.

The experts say that the downward spiral that began in the 1990s with Compstat -- the system that used technology to track crime -- continues with community policing and other NYPD efforts.

And its more than murder: Major felonies are tracking lower this year. There have been 91,734 of them so far compared to the 95,215 recorded in 2017.

And Brooklyn set a record with 97 murders so far this year. This is the first time on record the murder rate in the borough was less than 100.