Queens, NY
Crime Rates



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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Queens has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Queens is 1 in 64. How does Queens fare compared to other communities in New York of all population sizes? Queens's crime rate is lower than approximately 21% of New York communities.

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 247. 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

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Queens Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9,231

26,290

35,521

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.05

11.54

15.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Queens 4.05
New York State 3.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 247

in Queens

1 in 285

in New York State

Queens VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,278,906
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 69 755 2,784 5,623
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.33 1.22 2.47

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Queens 11.54
New York State 14.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 87

in Queens

1 in 69

in New York State

Queens Property CRIMES

Population: 2,278,906
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,006 22,965 1,319
Rate per 1,000 0.88 10.08 0.58

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Queens Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Queens 374
New York State 36