Safest big city in America? How the nickname can co-exist with the spike in crime
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- New York is the safest big city in America. At least, that's what Mayor Bill de Blasio and his two predecessors have said. At the same time, New York has seen a spike in murders and shootings. The contrasts are side by side, prompting an assessment of the situation, among crime statistic experts and residents of some of the city's highest crime neighborhoods, that's very different from that of the city's chief executives.