NYC is on track to have fewer than 500 murders in 2007, which would make for the lowest rate in at least 40 years. There were 428 murders recorded as of Sunday – 412 killings and 16 crime victims who died from injuries suffered years ago. That makes the city’s average slightly more than one per day.
In the first half of 2007, New York City had a 5 percent decline in violent crimes, 23,887, down from 25,132. The city also had a 4 percent drop in property crimes for the first half of the year.
(Source: NY Times)