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Posted on 11/15/2003 6:25:04 AM PST by Pharmboy

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:17:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Serious crime in the Big Apple is dropping for the 13th consecutive year despite a shrinking NYPD and the new demand to combat terrorist threats, police statistics show.

For the second consecutive year, murders should remain below 600 - and even rape, which has lately been immune to police initiatives, has finally leveled off with crime overall dropping nearly 6 percent this year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cops; crime; leo; lockemup; nyc; nypd
My son's in the NYC Police Academy and they've even shrunk the class size. He's got a few lawyers and a Harvard graduate in his company (about 40 recruits). The class has about 1,450.
1 posted on 11/15/2003 6:25:04 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy
There's an interesting section on the reduction of NYC crime rate in the book "Tipping Point" concerning zero-tolerance of minor crimes and how this affects major crimes.
This is a terrific book, and I highly reccomend it to everyone.
2 posted on 11/15/2003 6:27:43 AM PST by warchild9
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Yes--the "broken window" theory of crime prevention. Started under Mayor Rudy. It works.
3 posted on 11/15/2003 6:36:14 AM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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Rudy indeed left a good legacy on crime, as did Reagan on the economy. These guys have long lasting impacts on society.
4 posted on 11/15/2003 6:46:21 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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