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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 38%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWashington Heights/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime170,1201,874 (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 crime47,821557 (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 crime122,2991,317 (estimate)1,4601,3732,110

Key findings

  • Washington Heights crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Washington Heights are 47% higher than the national average
  • In Washington Heights you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Washington Heights is safer than 60% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in New York has decreased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In Washington Heights (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Washington Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Washington Heights is 1 in 180
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington Heights is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington Heights is 1 in 54

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

      New York police department

      ItemWashington HeightsNew 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 Washington Heights 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
      Park Ridge, NJ8,85411103114
      Northvale, NJ4,8010182182
      Old Tappan, NJ5,9420202202
      Bellerose, NY1,31850193243
      Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18850193243
      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 Washington Heights, 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.