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  • New York City’s crime rate plummets amid coronavirus shutdown

    Would-be criminals seem to be staying home as covid-19 cases soar, NYPD data show.

    Washington Post
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 'an explosion' of new coronavirus cases as city total hits 3,615

    Mark Lennihan/AP Photo New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the rate of new coronavirus infections in the city as "staggering" and an "explosion" during a Thursday press briefing.  As of Thursday morning, there were 3,615 cases of coronavirus infections in New York City and 22 people had died from COVID-19, the illness it causes. This is up from 814 infections and seven deaths on Tuesday, when de Blasio announced that New York City residents should prepare for a "shelter in place"...

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  • US coronavirus deaths rise as New York City braces for park burial possibility

    City may have to set up temporary burial sites – top officialCuomo says ‘social distancing is working’ in worst-hit stateCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the death toll from coronavirus in the US climbed toward 10,000, a New York City official warned it could establish temporary burial grounds in city parks and new polling showed an erosion in public trust in Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis. Related: Coronavirus US live: Andrew Cuomo says...

    the Guardian
  • Major crime rates in New York City and Los Angeles are dropping as more people stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak

    New York City and California's crime rates have generally decreased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent reports. The number of serious felonies and arrests has reportedly gone down as city streets empty out and more people coop up inside. However, killings in Chicago increased by 43% compared to the previous year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York City and Los Angeles, the nation's most populated cities, are seeing...

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