What do you mean “you don’t believe it?” You take the boroughs, add them up, and you get a total for NYC.
Bloomberg may be a liberal nut, but the crack down on crime in NYC has been real. Of course, it started under Giuliani.
Was gonna say...Giuliani started collaring perps for the little things, then checking for outstanding warrants and getting ‘em for the big things. Because of political issues (i.e. objections from the reverends and other bases of street power that the mayor and aldercrooks depend on for votes), sue-happy lawyers and long-misdirected priorities, the situation in Chicago has gotten totally out of control. About the only “good” thing is that most of this open warfare is in areas where people already know not to go.