New York City residents enjoyed an amazing day on Monday because believe it or not, they lived thru 24 hours without a single report of anyone being shot, stabbed or subject to other sorts of violent crime for the first time in a long time, according to NYPD.
This rare and unique day occurs near the end of a year when New York City's murder rate is on target to hit its lowest point since 1960, according to New York Police Department.
Dont let these figure deceive you, the overall crime rate is up 3 percent, including a 9 percent surge in grand larceny, which public safety officials attribute to a rash of smart phone thefts, but the fact is that the murder rate has decreased by 23 percent over last year.
In a city of at least 8 million people this is extremely rare, but there have been 366 murders in the city so far this year, compared with 472 at this time last year, according to the NYPD.
By comparison, Chicago, a city of around 3,000,000 people has registered 462 murders so far this year, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, with about 1.5 million people, there have been 301 murders so far this year, the exact same number as this time last year, the Philadelphia Police Department reports.