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New York Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for New York. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how New York compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for New York, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,206,468 total crimes reported in New York (906,875 of them violent). Of the 520,647 crimes that transpire each year in New York, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New York 60 times each hour. This includes 8,979 murders, 34,437 rapes, and close to four million thefts (including 415,378 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in New York for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in New York has diminished by 28 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 38 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in New York. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred and thirty-four thousand for New York in 2009.

Crime Trends in New York (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like New York (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

New York law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for New York conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.