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New York Police Department: It's too cold for homicide

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

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.

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"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."

Sources: Reuters | New York Post

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