Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY crime analytics


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 20 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 51. 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 83% 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 181.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Brooklyn; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Brooklyn Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Brooklyn Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14,500

36,943

51,443

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.54

14.10

19.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brooklyn 5.54
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 181

in Brooklyn

1 in 263

in New York State
Brooklyn VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,619,637
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 116 757 4,966 8,661
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.29 1.90 3.31
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brooklyn 14.10
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 71

in Brooklyn

1 in 62

in New York State
Brooklyn Property CRIMES
Population: 2,619,637
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,036 31,195 1,712
Rate per 1,000 1.54 11.91 0.65
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Brooklyn Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Brooklyn 788
New York State 41