NYC Crime Rate is Like the Dow Jones, Way Down

The Dow Jones isn't the only number dropping in New York City

The city's crime rate has fallen another 14 percent in the first two months of the year.  Every major crime category saw a decline, according to the NYPD.

There have been 58 murders in 2009 compared to 63 over the same period in 2008 for an eight percent drop. Rapes are down 21 percent and robbery, burglary and grand larceny all fell in the double digits.    

Overall, there were 2,300 fewer crime complaints reported in January and February of this year compared to the same time last year. Since 1990, New York City has seen a 77 percent drop in overall crime.

The NYPD publishes all the city's crime statistics on it's official website.

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