NYC Goes More Than a Week Without Reported Murder

Police say that as of Saturday morning, the city had gone 10 days without a reported homicide

Monday, Jan 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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NYC Goes More Than a Week Without Reported Murder

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In the bad old days, New York City once averaged six murders every 24 hours.
 
But those bloody times are long gone. The latest evidence? Police say that as of Saturday morning, the city had gone 10 days without a reported homicide.

  Lulls in killings do happen in the city.
 
The New York Times reports that the city went eight days without a murder after Sandy. There were weeklong homicide-free stretches in 2009 and 2010.
 
This latest lull comes as a bitter cold has kept many New Yorkers inside.
 
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly tells the Times "We're rooting for more cold weather.''
 
Police are investigating at least one unexplained death.
 
A woman's body was found on a Brooklyn street Friday, but the cause of death wasn't immediately clear.

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