NEW YORK (AP) - In the bad old days, New York City once averaged six murders every 24 hours.
But those bloody times are long gone. The latest evidence? Police say that as of Saturday morning, the city had gone 10 days without a reported homicide. Lulls in killings do happen in the city.The New York Times reports
that the city went eight days without a murder after Superstorm Sandy.
There were weeklong homicide-free stretches in 2009 and 2010.
This latest lull comes as a bitter cold has kept many New Yorkers inside.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly tells the Times "We're rooting for more cold weather."
But on Saturday night, police were investigating a man who was found shot to death in a Queens apartment.