Study: Major Crime Fell During NYPD’s Work Slowdown

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When New York police officers temporarily reduced their “proactive policing” efforts on low-level offenses, major-crime reports in the city actually fell, according to a study based on NYPD crime statistics. The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, put a crack in the “broken windows” theory of policing that has become a mainstay of many urban police departments, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!