NBC New York – Not a single person was reported stabbed, shot or slashed in New York City on Monday, a possible sign of a downward trend in violent crime that could put the city at its lowest murder numbers since 1960 by the end of the year, according to a published report.
When asked about the absence of those incidents, chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the Daily News it was a “nice way to start the week” and added he couldn’t recall a time when the city logged zero such cases in the same day.
Tom Repetto, an NYPD historian and author, told the News the absence of shootings and stabbings Monday was uncommon, but indicative of a larger trend.
“They’re going to come in with the fewest number of murders since about 1960,” Repetto said of the NYPD this year. “It’s an almost impossible figure, but their programs have been fabulously successful in stopping crime.”