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New York City Record: No Murders in 11 Days

Frigid temperatures apparently help
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2015 5:00 PM CST
New York City Record: No Murders in 11 Days
A New York City Police Department Smart Car is parked in the parking lot of Central Park's precinct.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – One upside of the frigid weather in the Northeast? New York City has gone 11 days without a murder, the longest stretch since the NYPD began tracking such streaks in 1994, reports the New York Post. If you think the weather plays no role, consider that the previous record—10 days—came in February of last year. "We’ve been in below freezing temperatures, which really keeps people off the streets, less confrontation,” says a sergeant quoted at CBS New York. (Read more New York City stories.)

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