Reported Annual Crime In New York

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime179,948n/a (estimate)2,1041,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder352n/a4.13.14.9
Rape2,244n/a26.230.738.6
Robbery16,946n/a198.2120.9101.9
Assault30,546n/a357.2225.0237.8
Violent crime50,088n/a (estimate)586380373
Burglary14,098n/a164.9223.7491.4
Theft108,376n/a1,267.41,303.01,775.4
Vehicle theft7,386n/a86.477.4220.2
Property crime129,860n/a (estimate)1,5191,6042,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in New York, NY. These figures on reported criminal activity in New York, NY, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in New York, NY is 6% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New York, and when compared with the national average, is 26% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, New York, NY has 54% higher than violent crime rate than New York average, while remaining 57% higher than the national average. In property crime, New York, NY is 5% lower than the average of New York and is 39% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in New York is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.77 daily crimes that occur in New York.
  • New York is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In New York you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in New York has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in New York, NY per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New York as well as national figures. In New York, NY the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the New York average and 1.36 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in New York, NY are 1.54 times more than the New York average and 1.57 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, New York, NY has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times less than the New York average and 1.64 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is New York (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in New York, NY in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New York as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in New York, NY to other cities in the state and across the country, New York, NY is 28% safer than other cities of New York and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New York cities and all around the United States, New York, NY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing New York, NY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New York

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New York is 1 in 171
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New York is 1 in 66
The chance of being a victim of crime in New York is 1 in 48
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in New York, NY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In New York, NY you have a 1 in 171 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in New York, NY.

Year Over Year Crime In New York (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether New York, NY is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in New York, NY has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in New York, NY has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in New York, NY has decreased by 4% year over year.

New York police department

ItemNew YorkNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a109,351556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

Sex offenders in New York

StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
New York21,601118222
There are a total of 21,601 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 118 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 47% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Great Neck Gardens, NY1,11953225278
Saddle Rock, NY1,04353225278
Atlantic Beach, NY1,61353225278
Kensington, NY1,11653225278
Great Neck Estates, NY2,79160252311
New York, NY8,354,8895861,5192,104

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Los Angeles, CA3,862,2106352,3602,994
Chicago, IL2,712,6089042,9463,850
New York, NY8,354,8895861,5192,104
Source: The New York, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.