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Crime rate in New York, New York (NY): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in New York, NY compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in New York, NY

The 2018 crime rate in New York, NY was 216 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 71.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 New York crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 295 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years New York has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous New York, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New York:

216.0
Hoboken:

122.4
Union City:

153.4
West New York:

122.3
Guttenberg:

139.3
Jersey City:

230.0
Fairview:

113.5
Cliffside Park:

53.6
Edgewater:

71.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New York by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
539
(6.6)
596
(7.3)
496
(6.0)
523
(6.3)
471
(5.6)
536
(6.4)
515
(6.3)
419
(5.1)
335
(4.0)
333
(3.9)
352
(4.1)
335
(3.9)
292
(3.4)
295
(3.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1,412
(17.4)
1,071
(13.1)
875
(10.6)
890
(10.7)
832
(9.9)
1,036
(12.4)
1,092
(13.3)
1,162
(14.0)
1,112
(13.2)
2,190
(25.8)
2,244
(26.2)
2,372
(27.7)
2,375
(27.6)
2,814
(33.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24,722
(304.6)
23,511
(287.9)
21,787
(265.0)
22,186
(265.9)
18,597
(221.4)
19,608
(235.2)
19,773
(240.8)
20,201
(243.7)
19,170
(228.3)
16,581
(195.7)
16,946
(198.2)
15,544
(181.4)
13,995
(162.4)
12,962
(152.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27,950
(344.4)
26,908
(329.6)
27,295
(332.0)
24,831
(297.6)
26,457
(314.9)
27,309
(327.6)
29,829
(363.2)
31,211
(376.5)
31,767
(378.4)
31,460
(371.3)
30,546
(357.2)
30,873
(360.4)
29,771
(345.5)
30,042
(352.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23,210
(286.0)
22,137
(271.1)
20,914
(254.4)
19,867
(238.1)
18,780
(223.5)
17,926
(215.0)
18,159
(221.1)
18,635
(224.8)
16,606
(197.8)
15,916
(187.8)
14,098
(164.9)
12,041
(140.6)
11,104
(128.9)
10,837
(127.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
120,918
(1,490)
115,363
(1,413)
115,318
(1,403)
117,682
(1,410)
112,526
(1,339)
111,370
(1,336)
112,864
(1,374)
115,935
(1,399)
117,931
(1,405)
112,107
(1,323)
108,376
(1,267)
106,868
(1,247)
107,976
(1,253)
111,680
(1,310)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18,381
(226.5)
15,936
(195.2)
13,256
(161.3)
12,440
(149.1)
10,694
(127.3)
10,319
(123.8)
9,434
(114.9)
8,190
(98.8)
7,434
(88.5)
7,724
(91.2)
7,386
(86.4)
6,369
(74.3)
5,735
(66.6)
5,534
(64.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)285.2268.5253.3245.3227.9237.3247.7249.3239.9234.8229.3222.2211.1216.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 4,258 registered sex offenders living in New York, New York as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New York is 2,005 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
New York:

292.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
New York:

288.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
New York:

306.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New York:

312.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
New York:

317.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
New York:

324.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
New York:

334.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
New York:

327.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New York:

306.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
New York:

289.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
New York:

304.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
New York:

321.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
New York:

336.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
New York:

355.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
New York:

319.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
New York:

341.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
New York:

366.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
New York:

100.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
New York:

98.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
New York:

101.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
New York:

109.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
New York:

117.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
New York:

123.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
New York:

129.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
New York:

130.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
New York:

128.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
New York:

130.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
New York:

140.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
New York:

145.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New York:

154.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New York:

165.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
New York:

158.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
New York:

167.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
New York:

180.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 52,278 (36,134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
New York average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 52,079 (36,378 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
New York average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 51,399 (36,228 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.23
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 50,366 (35,395 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
New York average:

2.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 49,665 (34,581 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
New York average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 49,526 (34,822 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.15
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 49,283 (34,555 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 49,401 (34,542 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
New York average:

2.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 50,068 (34,817 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.18
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 50,688 (35,071 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
New York average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 49,664 (35,761 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.29
New York average:

3.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 53,848 (35,404 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.31
New York average:

3.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 53,473 (35,690 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 53,035 (35,896 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.48
New York average:

3.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 52,335 (35,513 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
New York average:

3.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 42,128 (28,614 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
New York average:

3.01

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in New York, NY
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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