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DNA Database Expansion

February 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Because of recent legislation allowing for the expansion of DNA collecting, I thought I would compare how much bigger New York’s DNA database has grown since I wrote my book. As of August 2004, there were 139,344 DNA profiles in the New York State collection, and the number of hits they got from them was […]

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The Number of Unsolved Murders in New York City

January 16th, 2007 · 688 Comments

There are now 9,082 unsolved murders in New York City going back to 1985. That figure is a moving target of course. They are adding to that number all the time. Roughly 150 – 200 or more murders go cold every year, and try as they might, they are not going back and solving that […]

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Murder Over the Holidays

December 18th, 2006 · No Comments

While researching The Restless Sleep I became obsessed with murder statistics. I’d look through reports of unsolved murders to see what patterns I could find. For instance, which neighborhoods in New York have the highest number of unsolved murders? Morrisania (Bronx), East New York (Brooklyn), and Inwood (Manhattan). Because I had researched New York’s Potter’s […]

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Race Issues in New York

November 27th, 2006 · No Comments

My numbers are rough because I don’t have access to all the information I need to be able to say these are hard numbers, but they are pretty good. In New York you’re twice as likely to be murdered if you’re black. (That’s the figure that’s rough.) However, for the United States overall in 2005, […]

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