UPDATED 7:07 AM PT — Wed. Oct. 17, 2018
New York City went an entire weekend without a single shooting reported for the first time in decades.
In a tweet Tuesday, the New York Police Department called the impressive streak “remarkable.” However, the streak came to an end with a shooting in the Bronx on Monday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio credited the milestone to the police department’s strategy and training.
The last time the Big Apple went without a shooting for a single weekend was in 1993.
This comes as the city has seen a steady drop in violent crime this year, with shootings down 2.5-percent from 2017.
This past weekend #NYC had no shootings, a milestone we haven’t reached in over a decade. My thanks to every member of the #NYPD for working hard to protect this city and to every member of the public who has helped us make this city so safe.
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDChiefPatrol) October 15, 2018