New York Crime Is (Mostly) Down After Sandy

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Have you found it hard to square the headlines touting a major drop in crime following Sandy with those describing an explosion of looting? A week after the storm, the NYPD breaks down the numbers, per Reuters, that show both are true: “From Monday to Sunday, murder dropped by 86 percent, rape by 41 percent, robbery by 21 percent, assault by 19 percent, larceny by 47 percent and car thefts by 20 percent. Burglaries rose by 6 percent.