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New York Police Department: It's too cold for homicide
Friday, February 13, 2015, 4:01 PM - As of Thursday, New York City had gone 10 days without a homicide. That's the longest stretch ever recorded since the city started tracking data in 1994 -- and officials say the weather played a role.
“Weather is definitely a factor,” a police source told the New York Post.
The 10-day stretch replaces the previous record of nine days in a row, set back in 2013.
"Everybody is behaving," said Sergeant Daniel Doody of the New York City Police Department told Reuters.
It's been frigid in New York City this past month, and a cold snap that's expected Sunday could lead to a (relatively) crime-free weekend.
Doody noted that crime tends to pick up during the warmer months, adding that hot weather tends to make people "cranky."