This Might Explain Something
New York City is heading toward a record low number of murders this year, and overall crime is also down, the New York Police Department said Friday.
The NYPD projects about 457 murders this year, the lowest total since the department first started keeping records in 1962.
And overall crime is down nearly 12 percent from 2008 and 40 percent since 2001, the NYPD said.
The downward trend is mystifying criminologists who say crime usually rises when times are tough.
But in a twisted way, this supports the theory that less police = less reported crime. If people can't call up and get a report, they'll say "screw it" and chalk it up to life experience.
We think that as a further test of this theory, we should pull all the police out of 007 for forty-eight hours. After the crater stops smoking, we can total up the crimes compared to the same period last year.