Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Brooklyn is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Brooklyn is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Brooklyn is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Brooklyn has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Brooklyn has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Brooklyn is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn.

For Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn is one in 167.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brooklyn's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn is one in 65.

Brooklyn Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Brooklyn Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15,421

39,451

54,872

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.97

15.27

21.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brooklyn 5.97
New York State 3.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 167

in Brooklyn

1 in 285

in New York State

Brooklyn VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,582,830
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 106 811 4,503 10,001
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.31 1.74 3.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brooklyn 15.27
New York State 14.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Brooklyn

1 in 69

in New York State

Brooklyn Property CRIMES

Population: 2,582,830
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,605 34,199 1,647
Rate per 1,000 1.40 13.24 0.64

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Brooklyn Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Brooklyn 841
New York State 36