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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 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 New York is 1 in 47. 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New York occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in New York; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 210. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New York's rate for property crime is 16 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 61.

New York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

New York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7,920

27,323

35,243

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.76

16.41

21.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Manhattan 4.76
New York State 3.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 210

in Manhattan

1 in 280

in New York State

New York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,664,727
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 52 428 2,597 4,843
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.26 1.56 2.91

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Manhattan 16.41
New York State 15.14

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in Manhattan

1 in 66

in New York State

New York Property CRIMES

Population: 1,664,727
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,694 24,812 817
Rate per 1,000 1.02 14.90 0.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

New York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Manhattan 1569
New York State 39