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11/28/2012 05:22 pm ET

New York City Goes Without Murders, Shootings, Stabbings For More Than One Whole Day (VIDEO)

For the first time in well, a long time, New York City went a whole 24 hours this week without a single murder, stabbing, or shooting. Gotham enjoyed the unusual peace from 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, until 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, when a 27-year-old man was shot in Brooklyn.

This rare feat in the city's history is so rare, that the NYPD can't even remember the last time it happened, NY1 reports.

"Nice way to start the week," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

Although New Yorkers managed not to kill each other in the days following Hurricane Sandy, there were some shootings and stabbings.

The city's homicide rate for 2012 is on pace to reach just over 400 murders for the year.

"They're going to come in with the fewest number of murders since about 1960,'' Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of American Police, 1945-2012, told The Daily News. "It's an almost impossible figure, but their programs have been fabulously successful in stopping crime."

For perspective, in 1990, 2,245 people were murdered in New York City.

Overall New York City crime is up 3 percent this year, which the NYPD blames on thefts of Apple products and other gadgets. One in seven crimes in New York City now involve Apple products.

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