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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 45%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; 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.
StatisticReportedincidentsThe Rockaways/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime174,1641,901 (estimate)2,0431,7912,580
Murder295n/a3.52.95.0
Rape2,814n/a33.033.642.6
Robbery12,962n/a152.193.186.2
Assault30,042n/a352.5220.9246.8
Violent crime46,113682 (estimate)541351381
Burglary10,837n/a127.1159.3376.0
Theft111,680n/a1,310.31,214.01,594.6
Vehicle theft5,534n/a64.967.2228.9
Property crime128,0511,219 (estimate)1,5021,4412,200

Key findings

  • The Rockaways crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in The Rockaways are 79% higher than the national average
  • In The Rockaways you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • The Rockaways is safer than 45% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in New York has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In The Rockaways (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in The Rockaways

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in The Rockaways is 1 in 147
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in The Rockaways is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of crime in The Rockaways is 1 in 53

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

      New York police department

      ItemThe RockawaysNew 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 The Rockaways 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
      Atlantic Beach, NY1,57449202251
      Point Lookout, NY1,12849202251
      Roslyn Estates, NY1,20049202251
      Hewlett Harbor, NY1,24749202251
      Great Neck Gardens, NY1,27849202251
      Kensington, NY1,17649202251
      Bellerose, NY1,31849202251
      New York, NY8,461,9615411,5022,043

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727482,5133,261
      Chicago, IL2,714,0171,0063,1824,188
      New York, NY8,461,9615411,5022,043
      Source: The The Rockaways, 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.