NYPD credits 'stop & frisk' for cutting murder rate
The number of homicides fell from 673 in 2000 to 536 in 2010. Last year, it plunged to 419
By Carl Campanile
NEW YORK — The decline in New York City's murder rate — which the NYPD credits, in large part, to stop-and-frisk — is so dramatic that it has helped boost the average life expectancy of Big Apple residents, The Post has learned.
A city Health Department analysis listed all the factors that contributed to increased life expectancy of New Yorkers from 78 a decade ago to 81 in 2010.