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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 91% 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 166.

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

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Brooklyn Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15,411

39,316

54,727

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.02

15.36

21.38

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.02
3.59
National Median: 4
    Brooklyn
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 166

in Brooklyn

1 in 279

in New York State

Brooklyn VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,559,903
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 103 832 3,753 10,723
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.33 1.47 4.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.36
13.73
National Median: 21
    Brooklyn
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Brooklyn

1 in 73

in New York State

Brooklyn Property CRIMES

Population: 2,559,903
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,900 34,668 1,748
Rate per 1,000 1.13 13.54 0.68

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Brooklyn Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
838
35
National Median: 28.3
    Brooklyn
    New York