In 1990, after a record high 2,262 homicides, some called New York City the “murder capital” of the country. But since then, the murder rate has steadily declined.
The Big Apple had about 290 homicides in 2017, the lowest in 70 years, according to the New York Daily News. Some have even dubbed today’s NYC “the safest big city” in the US. To get a better sense of what NYC’s streets are like these days, we spent three nights with NY Daily News crime reporter Kerry Burke, considered by many to be the best in the city.