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December 18th, 2005

The Best Competition

It’s December, and every December the papers start tracking a competition the NYPD participates in every day of the year, the results of which are announced on January 1st: Getting the Yearly Homicide Totals Down.

As of December 11th, there were 508 murders in New York City. Last year, the total was 572. So far so good (relatively speaking, of course – not good for the 508).

In keeping with the topic of this blog, probably half of those 572 murders have been solved at this point. In two years, 35 – 40% will remain unsolved, and perhaps will be picked up by these guys (this is actually a very old photograph of the Cold Case Squad and a lot of these guys are retired).

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  • 1 dick long // Jan 15, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    who’s that fat ugly guy on the top row, left og the shield in the middle. he could scare a ghost.

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Jan 15, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Dick! Long time no see! He’s a scary looking guy alright. But I hear he’s a pussycat.