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NYC To Pay $5M To Kin Of Man Killed By Detectives Moonlighting As Hitmen

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.31.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been...

Gangs Responsible For HUGE Number Of City's Shootings

AP | JAKE PEARSON and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — There are more than 300 of them in New York — violent crews of dozens of 12- to 20-year-olds with names such as Very Crispy Gangst...

Convicts Say NYC Detective Framed Them

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of convicts who say they were framed by a corrupt New York City detective urged a New York City prosecutor Wednesday to spee...

It's Clear Violent Crime Is Decreasing, But Less Clear Why

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.12.2014 | Crime
Mike Weisser

Criminologists have been debating the reasons why violent crime continues to decrease both nationally and within New York City, but nobody's come up with a definitive answer as of yet.

NYC Murder Rate The Lowest In Recorded History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

New York City had fewer murders in 2013 than any year in its recorded history, according to a statement from the mayor's office. As of Sunday, Dec...

What Makes a City Great?

Martin Kleinman | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

Perhaps, our New York pride prevents some of us from admitting much of what de Blasio shone his harsh light upon during his campaign.

An Interactive Crime Map Of New York City

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Jess Wisloski CIVIC CENTER — The NYPD made a move towards embracing the digital age with the release of an interactive crime map Sunday. The r...

Two Arrested For Attack On British Students In PATH Station

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested for assaulting two students from Great Britain inside a New York City train station. Port Authorit...

NYC Murder Rate Falling To Historic Low

Posted 09.27.2013 | New York

The number of homicides in New York City has dropped nearly 27 percent in 2013, putting the city on pace to set a record low. Newsday reports that...

NYC Murder Rate Falling To Historic Low, Says NYPD

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

Homicides in New York City are dropping to the point where if current trends continue, the number of killings could this year sink to lowest levels si...

Burglaries Up 500 Percent In The Rockaways

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

Reported burglaries in the Rockaways have spiked as much as 500 percent so far this year as residents returning to homes and businesses damaged in sup...

Bronx DA Falls Behind Rest Of City In Fighting Crime

DNAinfo | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- A confidential report shows crime fighting in The Bronx is lagging behind other boroughs in virtually every category. The mayor's...

New York's New Gang Problem

Tom Allon | Posted 10.30.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly: Gun control is extremely important. But gang control and jobs for minority youths are a much faster route to saving our neighborhoods and keeping our citizens safe.

Crime Stats, Tests And Credibility

Tom Allon | Posted 09.01.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

A new study reveals that the city's much-acclaimed crime declines over the past two decades may partially be the result of cooking the books. This merits investigation so New Yorkers can know the true crime statistics from their borough.

Stop and Frisk: Two Inconvenient Truths

Tom Allon | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Stop and frisk must continue as a tool for the NYPD. It's time we had an honest appraisal: stop and frisk is saving minority men's lives. But jobs and education is a better way to save them. That work must begin now.

Eight Years Too Late

Len Levitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Ray Kelly's "policing 101 refresher" memo underscores the giant hole in the supposed NYPD successes in lowering crime over the past decade. It indicates that for the past eight years Kelly has refused to tackle a widespread problem.

New York's Safest Neighborhood

Posted 11.08.2011 | New York

Happy residents of the Upper East Side can now call their neighborhood the safest in Manhattan, according to a report surveyed by ...

Man Dies After Taking Bullet For His Brother | By Irving Dejohn and Barry Paddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan man critically injured when he was shot in the chest Saturday has died, police said. Jose Uraga, 28, was shot once outside a Mexican gr...

David Berkowitz Denied Parole: Son Of Sam Serial Killer Remains In Prison

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Serial killer David Berkowitz has been denied parole. The Son of Sam murderer is currently serving six life sentences in an upstate prison after goin...

David Berkowitz Denied Parole: Son Of Sam Serial Killer Remains In Prison

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Serial killer David Berkowitz has been denied parole. The Son of Sam murderer is currently serving six life sentences in an upstate prison after goin...

Central Park Mugging Fans Flames Of Fear | By Kevin Deutsch and Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three men were robbed at gunpoint in Central Park early Sunday morning, renewing fears among residents that Manhattan's famed park is not safe after d...