The New York City Police Department’s annual firearms-discharge report provides further evidence that New York City has evolved in to one of the safest major cities in the world. Not only have homicides declined dramatically in the last decade and a half, but police shootings are a fraction of what they were 40 years ago.
Last year, the police shot and killed 8 people and injured 16. The Police Department said the 2010 statistics marked record lows, reported the New York Times. The department began keeping records in 1971, a year in which the police in New York City fatally shot 93 people and injured 221 others.
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