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Hempstead, New York Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,938 total crimes reported in Hempstead, New York (3,389 of them violent). Of the 1,438 crimes that occur a year in Hempstead, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hempstead, New York every 6 hours. This includes 56 murders, 122 rapes, and nearly eight thousand thefts (including 2,970 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Hempstead, New York (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2003, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hempstead, New York for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hempstead decreased by 54 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 61 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 9 years in Hempstead. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Hempstead, New York in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hempstead, New York (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Hempstead, New York (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Hempstead, New York law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Hempstead 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.

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