New York City had no homicides last week, a statistical feat not seen since January, officials said Monday.
No killings were reported Oct. 7 through Sunday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
The last such period without homicides was a nine-day stretch from Jan. 17 to Jan. 25. Previously, just after Hurricane Sandy, the city went six days without any homicides, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 last year.
Kelly said Monday that the murder-free week was "emblematic of how safe the city has become and what a great job I think the New York City police officers are doing."
So far in 2013, there have been 256 homicides, compared with 346 by this time in 2012.