Metropolitan Area Reports a Sharp Decline in Robbery, Burglary, Assault and Car Theft
The cold wave has apparently had one desirable side effect: it has, at least temporarily, snapped the crime wave. Since the onset of frigid weather in December, there has been an abrupt decrease in the metropolitan area in most major crime categories. “Officer Frost is one of our best criminal deterrents,” said Assistant Chief Joseph F Veyvoda commander of all uniformed officers in Queens.
excerpt from 2/2/77 NYT Selwyn Raab