Re: How long did Nolans Batman actually fight crime?(SPOILERS)
2014 is TDKR. Minus 8 years makes 2006. "One year ago" is 2005. I'll just stick with this. I don't think it really matters how long Bruce wore the cape and went out at night -- it feels like a long time and a long, torturous journey for him to endure.
"Twenty years in Gotham; how many good guys are left?
How many stayed that way?"