Monday, December 28, 2009

You Probably Won't Get Murdered Next Year

Murders are down in NYC -- way down. Today Mayor Bloomberg announced that '09 is on track to clock less than 500 murders, the lowest rate since they started keeping records in 1962. That's down from more than 2,000 in 1990.

On Staten Island the murder rate was 16, according to NYPD figures. The South Shore had one whole murder this year.

With about 500,00 people, give or take, the statistical chance you will be murdered on Staten Island next year is about .0032 %.

But this hasn't stopped the city from investing $67 million in a new precinct on the Island's west shore -- ya know, just in case.

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