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Well Researched Article about Recent Unsolved Murders

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s called, Tale of Two Cities: Even as murders hit record low in NYC, a mountain of cases languishes in outer boroughs as cops focus more manpower on Manhattan cases, and it was written by Barry Paddock, Sarah Ryley, Rocco Parascandola and Rich Schapiro. “A Daily News investigation examines case status of all homicides in […]

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How many murders go unsolved?

February 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

From a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal about the homicide clearance rates for 2012: “When the cold cases aren’t included, the NYPD solved 57% of the year’s 419 homicides, said Paul Browne, chief spokesman for the NYPD.” He’s referring to the practice of including homicides from previous years that have been cleared this […]

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Estimate of Current Unsolved Homicide Total/NYC

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments

As of January 16, 2007 there were 9,082 unsolved murders in New York since 1985. To get an estimate of the current total I added up the murders from 2007 – 2009 (2007: 496, 2008: 523, 2009: 471) and then using the most optimistic clearance rates (67%) the current number of unsolved murders in New […]

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February 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

While it’s a surprise to no one, it’s good that the subject of the CompStat numbers has finally come up and is being aired publicly. I know that some people are like, “so what else is new,” and they don’t believe this is a big deal since crime is, in fact, genuinely down. ┬áBut it […]

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