Bronx, NY
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Bronx, NY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Bronx is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bronx is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Bronx is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Bronx has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Bronx, and we found that the crime rate in Bronx is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Bronx is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bronx does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bronx.

For Bronx, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bronx is one in 94.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bronx's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Bronx a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bronx is one in 60.

Bronx Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Bronx Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15,438

24,041

39,479

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.67

16.62

27.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bronx 10.67
New York State 3.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 94

in Bronx

1 in 266

in New York State

Bronx VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,446,516
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 100 604 4,262 10,472
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.42 2.95 7.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bronx 16.62
New York State 15.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Bronx

1 in 65

in New York State

Bronx Property CRIMES

Population: 1,446,516
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,292 18,720 2,029
Rate per 1,000 2.28 12.94 1.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bronx Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bronx 946
New York State 40