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Crime trends and political noise in NYC
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s potential presence in the municipal elections via ex-aide Joe Lhota’s candidacy promises to add the predictable warning that New Yorkers must worry about crime rising whichever Democrat wins.
Meanwhile Mayor Michael Bloomberg, gone by the end of the year, has been crowing about the drop in crime stats since he took office and the new lows in homicides that have...