New York City Streak Of 12 Days Without A Murder Comes To An End


New York City's streak of 12 days without a killing has ended, reports the New York Times. Eric Roman, 28, died on Saturday in Queens from gunshot wounds he sustained on Friday. The last reported homicide before that was on Feb. 1, when a 28-year-old man was fatally shot in Harlem.

Twelve days without a homicide was the longest stretch known since at least the 1990s. New York reported a record high 2,245 homicides in 1991. In 1963, when police first started recording the number of murders in a year, there were 548. The unofficial total for last year was 328.

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