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The first half of 2017 contained the fewest traffic fatalities on record in New York City, according to a statement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 7.

De Blasio announced that, under the Vision Zero program, New York City saw 93 fatalities in the first six months of 2017, the fewest fatalities ever measured and the first time ever that fewer than 100 fatalities had been recorded in such a period.

Fiscal Year 2017, which ended on June 30, was the city’s safest fiscal year on record, demonstrating a 24 percent decline in traffic deaths compared to Fiscal Year 2014.

Meanwhile, according to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities increased by 14 percent nationwide from 2014-2016.

By borough, Queens has seen the largest decline, with 23 fatalities occurring in the first six months of 2017, compared to 32 recorded during the same period in 2016.

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