New York, NY
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The crime rate in New York is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 New York is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, New York is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, New York has a crime rate that is higher than 88% 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 New York, and we found that the crime rate in New York is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means New York 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 New York 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 New York.

For New York, 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 New York is one in 173.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New York's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes New York 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 New York is one in 53.

New York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

New York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9,588

31,011

40,599

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.78

18.70

24.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Manhattan 5.78
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 173

in Manhattan

1 in 263

in New York State

New York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,658,646
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 48 320 3,015 6,205
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.19 1.82 3.74

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
Manhattan 18.70
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Manhattan

1 in 62

in New York State

New York Property CRIMES

Population: 1,658,646
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,584 27,335 1,092
Rate per 1,000 1.56 16.48 0.66

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

New York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Manhattan 1807
New York State 41