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100 Years Ago in New York

September 5th, 2006 · Comments Off on 100 Years Ago in New York

Murder was worse! (If I did my math correctly.) One hundred years ago, in 1906, 255 people were murdered in New York City. The population of New York was 3,437,202 in 1900, and it was 8,085,742 as of 2003. At the 1906 murder rate, 600 people would be murdered this year. Murder has gone up […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

Finding Evidence

July 7th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The Times recently had an article about someone who was found innocent of a rape and let free after 21 years in jail. The article talked about the difficulty of finding the evidence in his case. This was something I researched heavily. The following is an edited version of what appears in my book. It’s […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Police History · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims

NYPD Annual Report Facts

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on NYPD Annual Report Facts

When I was first researching this book I spent a few weeks down at the Municipal Library reading NYPD’s Annual Reports going all the way back. I wrote down various facts that stood out for me, like this, which I did not put in the book: From the 1887 Annual Report: 71 fetuses found, 82 […]

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Tags: Police History

They Were Not Welcomed With Open Arms

February 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on They Were Not Welcomed With Open Arms

Lt. Panzarella told me that he had to carry around a letter from Chief Anemone in his pocket, which gave him permission to ask for the files for old murder cases.

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Tags: Cold Case Squads · Police History