(Christopher Robbins) There were no recorded murders in New York City last week. According to the Mayor's Office, the city has seen 90 fewer murders than at this point last year, a decrease of 26%. While this is undoubtably good news, it's worth noting that six people were killed in traffic fatalities from October 6 through the 13th, including a 2-year-old boy killed crossing the street with his mother in Queens, 12-year-old boy who was killed retrieving his ball in Park Slope and a 3-year-old walking with her grandmother in Flushing.
In addition to those fatalities, a man was killed by a tow truck driver as he crossed the street in the Bronx; a hit & run driver killed a man crossing the street in Brooklyn; and a motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle and fatally crashed into a barrier on the Cross Island Parkway in Queens.
As of September 1st, traffic fatalities in New York City had decreased by 2%, from 192 last year to 189.
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