Queens, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Queens is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Queens is 1 in 61. Based on FBI crime data, Queens is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Queens has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Queens 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 Queens; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 226. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Queens; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Queens Crime Data

 

Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Queens Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9,964

27,181

37,145

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.42

12.06

16.48

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.42
3.59
National Median: 4
    Queens
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 226

in Queens

1 in 279

in New York State

Queens VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,253,858
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 73 664 2,058 7,169
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.29 0.91 3.18

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
12.06
13.73
National Median: 21
    Queens
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 83

in Queens

1 in 73

in New York State

Queens Property CRIMES

Population: 2,253,858
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,736 24,468 977
Rate per 1,000 0.77 10.86 0.43

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Queens Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
391
35
National Median: 28.3
    Queens
    New York