NYPD keeps up the pace as murders fall to historic low - Times Online
Police plan to flood the toughest areas of New York with new recruits in an attempt to drive down the crime rate to historic lows as the city celebrates a record drop in murders in 2007.
New York, once dubbed the murder capital of America, recorded fewer than 500 murders in a single year for the first time since reliable record-keeping began in 1963. In the final hours of the year, the 2007 tally stood at 492, compared with the record high of 2,245 at the height of the crack epidemic in 1990.
Adding to residents’ sense of security is that fewer than 100 of last year’s murders were random killings by strangers.
Police on the streets = reduced crime, not hard is it.