new york - Millions city New York seems to be becoming safer. The authorities registered 286 murders this year: the lowest number since reliable crime rates are being tracked, reported The New York Times. In 1990, 2245 people were killed in violent crimes in the city.
The previous 'record year' in the area of murders in the city was 2014. At that time 333 people were killed by violent crimes: at that moment the lowest number in history. The crime figures also show a decreasing trend in the areas of burglaries, robberies and car theft, among other things.
If that trend continues for a few days, the number of offenses has fallen 27 years in a row. It is striking that the number of reports of rapes increased by the end of the year. An above-average number of victims also reported sexual abuse that would have occurred more than a year ago. Police officers suspect that reporting about the MeToo movement plays a role in this.