I just read that the murder rate in NYC is at an all time low. Actually it's the lowest since they started keeping track of murders. The crime rate in Gomorrah dropped 11% last year (although felonious assaults are up 2%, so watch your backs.) Not for nothing, but NY is a police state and the most unhappy state in the US. Even the criminals are too depressed to go on a rampage. According to this chart, NYC ranks below the national crime rate.
To be fair, crime rates across the country fell 10% in the first half of 2009 across the country.
How could this be?