New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday announced that New York City remains the safest big city in America, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
The report shows that total crime decreased by 5.1 percent in New York City during 2009, outpacing national trends. Murders fell by 9.9 percent, compared to 7.2 percent nationwide. According to NYPD Compstat data, crime is down an additional 1.5 percent citywide for the first five months of the year when compared to 2009 levels.
Do you think this has nothing to do with the strict gun laws in New York City? Is it just coincidence, then?
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