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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 72%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral Park/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime170,120812 (estimate)2,0301,7322,489
Murder319n/a3.82.95.0
Rape2,770n/a33.133.842.6
Robbery13,396n/a159.992.981.6
Assault31,336n/a374.0229.0250.2
Violent crime47,821228 (estimate)571359379
Burglary9,846n/a117.5141.9340.5
Theft106,931n/a1,276.21,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft5,522n/a65.965.3219.9
Property crime122,299584 (estimate)1,4601,3732,110

Key findings

  • Central Park crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central Park are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Central Park you have a 1 in 124 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central Park is safer than 85% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in New York has decreased by 1%

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The Central Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Central Park as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Central Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Central Park (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central Park is 1 in 439
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central Park is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central Park is 1 in 124

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

      New York police department

      ItemCentral ParkNew YorkNew York
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)49,28349,283109,351
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.95.92.9
      There are a total of 49,283 Central Park police officers. This results in 5.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is equal to the New York average and 107.3% greater than the New York average.

      Sex offenders in New York

      StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
      New York25,064137266
      There are a total of 25,064 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 137 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 48% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rye, NY15,949695102
      Harrington Park, NJ4,7900105105
      Great Neck Gardens, NY1,27850193243
      Bellerose, NY1,31850193243
      Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18850193243
      Plandome, NY1,22850193243
      Hewlett Harbor, NY1,24750193243
      New York, NY8,461,9615711,4602,030

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727322,3833,115
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      New York, NY8,461,9615711,4602,030
      Source: The Central Park, New York, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.