NEW YORK — In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun laws that are strictly enforced. "If we are serious about protecting lives," he wrote in a recent newspaper editorial, "we have to get serious about enforcing our laws."

Front page NY Times story, July 2, 2013:
Audit of Crime Statistics Reveals Mistakes by Police - The New York ...
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN. Published: July 2, 2013. A long-awaited report ordered by the police commissioner in New York has found deficiencies in the Police Department's efforts to detect whether its crime statistics are being manipulated.