How many murders have there been in New York City in 2010?
It is important to know that most of the crimes in New York City take place in poor areas. Not too many people know that the New York Police Department counted 532 murders in 2010. What does this signify? Well, this means a 13 percent increase from 2009, when there were 471 murders. Believe it or not, the 2009 figure was the lowest number of murders since 1963. Believe it or not, even the total in 2010 was the fourth lowest when it comes to the number of murders in New York City.