NYC Crime Plunges Again; How Low Can It Go?

The city has recorded just 286 killings this year, another new modern low. Overall, crime has now declined for 27 consecutive years, dating to 1990, when New York set a record with 2,245 homicides. Reported crime has fallen in each of the major felony categories this year to a total of 94,806 as of Sunday, well below the record low of 101,716 set last year.

Why Some Cities Seem Both Safe and Dangerous

The Associated Press collected 10 years of homicide data from the cities that had the highest homicide rates in 2016. Reporters used spatial analysis to identify clusters of killings and track changing geographic patterns over time. The neighborhoods with the most violence were largely poor and African-American, as were the killers and the victims.

Columbus Nears Homicide Record; Clearances Down

After three people were fatally shot in Columbus over the weekend in separate incidents, bringing the city closer to a record-breaking number of homicides, Police Chief Kim Jacobs issued a call for action and a call for peace. Within an hour of her statement, a man was shot and killed, bringing this year’s total to 130.