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  1. The Brian Lehrer Show 25 Years in 25 Days (1990): NYC’s Murder Rate Peaks

    The Brian Lehrer Show 25 Years in 25 Days (1990): NYC’s Murder Rate Peaks Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Share

    Print Email Play00:00 / 00:00 ListenAddDownloadEmbed Stream m3u Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in 1993 Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in 1993 (Getty/Getty) More This fall, the Brian Lehrer Show is marking 25 years of Brian at WNYC with a year-by-year look at stories that mattered from 1989 to 2014. Find the full schedule and lots more here.

    A murder victim on Columbus Avenue (Ninth Avenue) in Manhattan, New York City, 1990. (Barbara Alper/Getty) In 1990, NYC’s murder rate peaked at 2,605 killings. That fall, the New York Post famously ran a headline pleading with new Mayor Dinkins: "Dave, Do Something!" Ray Kelly, former NYPD Commissioner, who was First Deputy Commissioner in 1990, reflects on the height of the violence and one of NYC’s greatest successes — the dramatic drop in crime from the late 1980’s through today.

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