There is nobody — either in academia or in policing or for that matter, anywhere in the universe — who can explain why crime in New York City — murder in particular — is at its lowest since, as Wall Street Journal reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs put it, Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. – Leonard Levitt, NYPD Confidential © copyright 2018
“You’re going to hear a lot about crime this week as the mayor preens and revels in the city’s year-end statistics: how crimes in each of the major felony categories — murder, manslaughter, rape assault, robbery burglary, larceny — have fallen to record lows, lower even than last year’s record low.”
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