This is great news. But one thing is very curious:
The city's Western District, for example, where nearly 90 people were killed in 1992, recorded 23 homicides in 2008. It has not recorded fewer than 32 homicides in a year since at least 1970.That just don't make sense. I can't figure it out. I hope it doesn't end up like in The Wire, with all the bodies found in vacants.
But the Western District is also emblematic of the past year's uneven results: While it recorded the largest drop in homicides of any district, shootings rose and robberies increased by 37 percent.
But in the meantime, kudos to the BPD.