New York, NY
Crime Rates




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New York, 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 New York is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 31. 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 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, New York has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, New York 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 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 142.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New York's rate for property crime is 25 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 40.

New York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

New York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11,699

41,276

52,975

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.06

24.92

31.99

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Manhattan 7.06
New York State 3.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 142

in Manhattan

1 in 266

in New York State

New York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,656,170
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 61 890 4,506 6,242
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.54 2.72 3.77

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Manhattan 24.92
New York State 15.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Manhattan

1 in 65

in New York State

New York Property CRIMES

Population: 1,656,170
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,747 37,043 1,486
Rate per 1,000 1.66 22.37 0.90

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

New York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Manhattan 2358
New York State 40