New York sees record low violence levels

Residents of the city's most violent neighbourhood say people working in communities are the real changemakers.

    Not that long ago New York City was one of the most violent places in the world.

    But crime figures are now the lowest on record.

    Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking the credit, but people in Brownsville, one of the most violent neighbourhoods in the city, believe community leaders are the ones who have brought about change.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from Brownsville, New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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