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  •  Crime fell in New York during and after Hurricane (6+ / 0-)

    Sandy:

    From the linked article:

    Responding to La Pierre's outrageous claims:

    It sounded good. Too bad it’s not true, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

    “(In) the 60th Precinct in Coney Island, it was hardly hell week — there were no murders, no rapes and no shootings,” he said. The same was true in the neighboring 61st Precinct, where there were no murders, rapes or shootings.

    There was a big spike in burglaries, as criminals picked through abandoned homes, Browne said. But all other crime categories were down.

    Shootings were down 17%. Rape was down 47%. Robberies were down 22%. Assaults were down 18%. Grand larceny was down 45%. And car thefts were down 22%.

    Overall, crime fell by 25%.

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