Brooklyn, NY
Crime Rates

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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 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 Brooklyn is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 55. 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 81% 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 192.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Brooklyn; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Brooklyn Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Brooklyn Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brooklyn 5.21
New York State 3.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 192

in Brooklyn

1 in 266

in New York State


Population: 2,615,736
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 106 480 4,477 8,573
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.18 1.71 3.28


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)

Brooklyn 12.94
New York State 15.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 77

in Brooklyn

1 in 65

in New York State

Brooklyn Property CRIMES

Population: 2,615,736
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,505 28,742 1,590
Rate per 1,000 1.34 10.99 0.61

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

Brooklyn Crimes Per Square Mile

Brooklyn 727
New York State 40