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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 173%
Property crime 0%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsHarlem/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime170,1203,143 (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 crime47,8211,036 (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 crime122,2992,107 (estimate)1,4601,3732,110

Key findings

  • Harlem crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harlem are 173% higher than the national average
  • In Harlem you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harlem is safer than 30% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in New York has decreased by 1%

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      Daily Crime In Harlem (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harlem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harlem is 1 in 97
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harlem is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harlem is 1 in 32

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

      New York police department

      ItemHarlemNew 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 Harlem 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
      Northvale, NJ4,8010182182
      Old Tappan, NJ5,9420202202
      Great Neck Gardens, NY1,27850193243
      Roslyn Estates, NY1,20050193243
      Plandome, NY1,22850193243
      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 Harlem, 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.