Wednesday, November 28, 2012

No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say


Neither Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros. It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of 'American Police, 1945-2012.'

No news really is good news -- not a single person was reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources said. The shutout seemingly caught the NYPD by suprise, as officials were almost at a loss to explain it. "Nice way to start the week," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman. 

Neither Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros. It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of "American Police, 1945-2012." "There were shootings galore,'' Reppetto said. "We lived in a town where people were afraid to come out of their houses, where babies slept in bathtubs to avoid getting shot, where nursery schools ran drills - 'When you hear the shots, drop down.'" 

Reppetto said that the lack of gun and knife violence on Monday may be rare, but not a complete surprise, given that the city is on pace to finish the year with just over 400 murders. "They're going to come in with the fewest number of murders since about 1960,'' he said. "It's an almost impossible figure, but their programs have been fabulously successful in stopping crime." 

Thus far this year, crime is up three percent, fueled mostly by a 9 percent surge in grand larcenies that police attribute to thefts of smart phones and tablets. But murders are down 23 percent -- 472 last year and 366 this year. And there have also been 10 percent fewer people shot -- 1,674 last year and 1,514, about five a day, this year. In 1994, the year the NYPD started Compstat, its computer tracking of crime, 4,967 people were shot -- almost 14 a day. 

Statistics for stabbings and slashings were not immediately available, though police do track them closely. Sources said the emphasis on its stop and frisk initiative has changed the way criminals think, with more likely to carry a knife because a gun conviction carries a heavier penalty. And slashings, sources said, are often an indicator of gang activity 

To be sure, someone did pull a trigger Monday -- a 16-year-old walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the early evening with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. But police later determined the teen accidentally shot himself and was not involved in a crime. The streak ended 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when a 27-year-old man was shot in Brooklyn at Ralph and Flatlands Ave. That was the first shooting since 10:25 p.m. Sunday, when a man in Bedford-Stuyvesant was shot in the head and badly wounded by a gunman wearing a red and black jacket and black hat.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How the fuck is it that NYC with three times the population of Chicago has fewer homicides? They are on pace for 400 or so murders? We got to be close to that number here in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Conspiracy.. Nyc is sending all their shit to chicago to make the jersey boy look bad.

Out of the car Motherfucker said...

Shitcago has more out of control Niggers, That,s why!!!

Anonymous said...

Can we send some of our bullet riddled Ghetto stiffs to NYC? Chicagoans love to share.

Anonymous said...

On Monday in NY the Commissioner could really say......."nothing to see here...move it on"!

Anonymous said...

Send McCarthy back to New York. He should have never disbanded Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit big mistake.

Anonymous said...

Bazinga!

Anonymous said...

both those units where shit. Self patronizing jackoffs. The mistake was having them both and taking away district manpower to build a glorified tact team that targeted piss bumbs and warrants.. oh and dont forget the fucking contact cards. And only if you could get that between you two fucking hours at the academy shooting and gym workout on the clock. Good riddens. What you really miss are the long hot showers and hot sauna with your buddies.. Good riddens, fuckin strokes!

Anonymous said...

Suck a dick and die already. You fags weren't and will never be the real police. Give it up dick breath, you weren't and aren't special past the clinical definition of retarded.