DiBlasio shows that he can reduce crime by doing nothing. For 10 days in Feb when it was too cold for anyone to be on the streets and commit crimes there were no murders in NYC. Mayor DiBlasio takes credit for cold weather. Mayor de Blasio: Crime, homicide has fallen during first weeks of watch A 10-day stretch in February was murder-free, de Blasio said. Frigid weather may have also contributed to the lower crime rate, he said. By Jennifer Fermino / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:50 PM [TABLE] [TR] [TD][TABLE] [TR] [TD="class: gig-button-td"][TABLE] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: left"][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Mayor de Blasio has announced lower crime and homicide rates since he has taken office. Pushing back at critics who said his policies would be a boon to criminals, Mayor de Blasio said crime has fallen during the first weeks of his watch — with homicides dropping 21%. “Some naysayers suggested you couldn’t bring down crime while bringing police and community back together,” de Blasio said “I think these last 10 weeks show, yes you can. ” Speaking at a press conference with NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the mayor said crime overall is down 2% since he took office on Jan. 1 through March 9, with a 14% drop in shootings compared to the same period last year. During an impressive 10-day stretch — from Feb. 13 to 22 — there were no murders, he said. That’s the longest murder-free period since the NYPD started keeping records, officials said. “Ten days straight in New York City in which there was not a single murder is just an extraordinary achievement for the NYPD,” said de Blasio.