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New York police have published an interactive map of crime data across the city of 8.4 million that allows the public to pinpoint theft and violence in their neighborhoods. The online resource is the latest service offered by the largest police department in the United States that has presided over an astonishing fall in violent crime over the last two decades. The map, available at http://maps.nyc.gov/crime/, enables people to search and access basic data on crime in their street, neighborhood or zip code across all five boroughs. New York, once notorious for its violent crime, now trumpets itself as the safest large city in the United States with its lowest murder rate in 50 years.
BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand's elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government — one complete with "security volunteers" to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders.