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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 3%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsUpper West Side/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime177,3202,313 (estimate)2,1361,7752,346
Murder468n/a5.64.26.5
Rape2,253n/a27.128.338.4
Robbery13,182n/a158.890.673.9
Assault32,056n/a386.2240.7279.7
Violent crime47,959300 (estimate)578364388
Burglary13,907n/a167.5165.5314.2
Theft106,196n/a1,279.41,143.61,398.0
Vehicle theft9,258n/a111.5101.7246.0
Property crime129,3612,013 (estimate)1,5591,4111,958

Key findings

  • Upper West Side crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Upper West Side are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Upper West Side you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Upper West Side is safer than 73% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in New York has increased by 5%

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The Upper West Side crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Upper West Side 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 Upper West Side crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Upper West Side (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Upper West Side

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Upper West Side is 1 in 334
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Upper West Side is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Upper West Side is 1 in 44

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

      New York police department

      ItemUpper West SideNew YorkNew York
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a49,283109,351
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.92.9

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockleigh, NJ588000
      Haworth, NJ3,44608888
      Harrington Park, NJ4,7900169169
      Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,1240242242
      Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18851198249
      Bellerose, NY1,31851198249
      Atlantic Beach, NY1,57451198249
      New York, NY8,461,9615781,5592,136

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727222,1482,870
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      New York, NY8,461,9615781,5592,136
      Source: The Upper West Side, New York, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.