Murder Down, Burglaries Up in NYC After Sandy

Murder, rape, robbery and assault had double-digit declines since the storm hit New York City

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:11 PM EDT
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Since Hurricane Sandy battered the tri-state area last week, crime across New York City dropped significantly, according to statistics released by the NYPD.

 
Murder, rape, robbery, assault, grand larceny and car thefts all experienced double-digit percentage declines. Murder was down 86 percent.
 
Burglary, though, increased by 3 percent. 
 
Overall, there were 1,061 crimes over the last five days compared to 1,541 last year -- an overall reduction of 31percent.
 
The statistics were taken from Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 and compared to the same time period from 2011.
 

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