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Here a great bit of news in an otherwise dismal 2012: New York City closed out the year with homicides at a 50-year low. The New York Police Department recorded approximately 414 killings last year, compared with 2,020 in 1992 and 2,245 in 1990.
The political and business classes are ecstatic, naturally. They see one more sign that the city has shed its seediness from the 1970s and 1980s...Read more »