Has Winter Put a Freeze on NYC Murders?

January 26, 2013

Associated Press


Apparently violent criminals didn't even want to venture out in New York City's frigid winter temperatures this past week.

The New York Times reports as of Friday morning, "the city had been murder-free for about 221 hours." That's more than 9 days straight.

That same period coincides with the city's coldest air of the season. shows New York City hasn't been above the freezing mark since Monday, when the high temperature was 33 degrees.

(MORE: Winter's Next Target)

This is the latest tie between extreme weather and violence in the Big Apple. For more on the trends, and the psychology behind weather and crime, read more here.

Sevierville, Tenn.

Sevierville, Tenn.

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Caton's Chapel volunteer firefighters Charles Power, left, and Devin Keeler slide their way past a stranded ambulance on Henrytown Road in Sevier County, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

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