The world is still reeling from the news that former hotbed of vice New York City forwent violent crime for the day on Monday of this week.
Public officials "were at a loss to explain it," and can't remember the last time this happened, says the NY Daily News.
Setting this one glorious day aside, crime stats in general look good for NYC. Murders are down 23% from 2011, and shootings are down 10%. Thefts are up, mainly because of a surge in stolen smartphones. And since 1994, when computerized records began, shootings have dropped from nearly 5,000 to just over 1500.
Some people are claiming this as a victory for Mayor Bloomberg's controversial stop-and-frisk-all-the-brown-young-men policy, but the jury, as they say, is still out on whether that works. (In other words, the statistics aren't conclusive.)
Via the NY Daily News.