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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Where Killers are out of Style

This article is fascinating:

Where Killers Are Out of Style

THE lions aren't lying down with the lambs yet at the Bronx Zoo, but New York is becoming an increasingly peaceable kingdom.

With the year more than half over, it appears the number of homicides in the city may fall below 500 for the first time since 1961, when the subway fare was 15 cents and Roger Maris hit 61 home runs. If that happens, this could be the first year in nearly half a century when more New Yorkers kill themselves than are murdered, as well as the first time since then that New York's murder rate, the number of murders per 100,000 people, is lower than that of the nation as a whole.

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