Crime rate in the Bronx and citywide continues to drop

Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday that the city's crime rate is the lowest it's been since 1968.

The mayor's announcement came after the FBI released statistics that showed the city's crime rate continues to fall.

Across the Bronx, the murder rate fell by 20 percent. And crime in all other major areas continues to plummet citywide. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly attributes the falling crime rate to saturating high crime areas with more officers and to strict enforcement initiatives.

The FBI report showed that among cities with more than 1 million people, New York City had the lowest crime rate for the first six months of 2003.

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