The NYPD hasn’t had to call on its homicide team in 11 days — this is the longest stretch ever in the history of the department.
The irony here is that the NYPD has been involved in a work stoppage since the end of December.
Early numbers obtained by the New York Post showed certain arrest levels to be staggeringly low:
Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame.
Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.
Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241.
Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.
A report put out by the Citizens Budget Commission last month showed a drastic decline in the amount of traffic tickets written.