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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 2022 crime rate in New York, NY is 296 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.3% U.S. cities. The 2022 New York crime rate rose by 29% compared to 2020. The number of homicides stood at 438 - a decrease of 30 compared to 2020. In the last 5 years New York has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous New York, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New York:

296.4
Hoboken:

111.4
Union City:

155.9
West New York:

125.7
Guttenberg:

132.6
Jersey City:

128.9
Fairview:

62.8
Cliffside Park:

31.3
Edgewater:

79.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New York by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
471
(5.6)
536
(6.6)
515
(6.3)
419
(5.1)
335
(4.0)
333
(3.9)
352
(4.1)
335
(3.9)
292
(3.4)
295
(3.5)
319
(3.8)
468
(5.6)
438
(5.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
832
(9.9)
1,036
(12.7)
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)
2,770
(33.1)
2,253
(27.1)
2,619
(31.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18,597
(221.4)
19,608
(239.8)
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)
13,396
(159.9)
13,182
(158.8)
17,433
(211.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26,457
(314.9)
27,309
(334.0)
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)
31,336
(374.0)
32,056
(386.2)
40,803
(495.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18,780
(223.5)
17,926
(219.3)
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)
9,846
(117.5)
13,907
(167.5)
14,553
(176.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
112,526
(1,339)
111,370
(1,362)
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)
106,931
(1,276)
106,196
(1,279)
147,831
(1,795)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10,694
(127.3)
10,319
(126.2)
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)
5,522
(65.9)
9,258
(111.5)
13,977
(169.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 4,563 registered sex offenders living in New York, New York as of July 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New York is 1,871 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
New York:

396.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
New York:

310.9
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
New York:

307.6
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
New York:

292.2
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
New York:

288.3
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
New York:

306.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New York:

312.2
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
New York:

317.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
New York:

324.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
New York:

334.2
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
New York:

327.9
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New York:

312.7
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
New York:

289.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
New York:

304.9
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
New York:

282.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
New York:

296.0
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
New York:

312.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
New York:

150.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
New York:

114.2
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
New York:

97.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
New York:

100.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

130.9
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:

127.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New York:

135.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New York:

145.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 50,029 (35,047 officers - 28,283 male; 6,764 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
New York average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 50,083 (34,018 officers - 27,708 male; 6,310 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.10
New York average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 52,696 (36,563 officers - 29,835 male; 6,728 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.36
New York average:

3.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 52,278 (36,134 officers - 29,650 male; 6,484 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
New York average:

3.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 52,079 (36,378 officers - 29,886 male; 6,492 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
New York average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 51,399 (36,228 officers - 29,894 male; 6,334 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.23
New York average:

3.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 50,366 (35,395 officers - 29,317 male; 6,078 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
New York average:

3.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 49,665 (34,581 officers - 28,713 male; 5,868 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 49,526 (34,822 officers - 28,932 male; 5,890 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.15
New York average:

3.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 49,283 (34,555 officers - 28,709 male; 5,846 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 49,401 (34,542 officers - 28,653 male; 5,889 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
New York average:

3.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 50,068 (34,817 officers - 28,784 male; 6,033 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 50,688 (35,071 officers - 28,952 male; 6,119 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
New York average:

3.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 49,664 (35,761 officers - 29,512 male; 6,249 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.29
New York average:

3.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 53,848 (35,404 officers - 29,228 male; 6,176 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.31
New York average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 53,473 (35,690 officers - 29,469 male; 6,221 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.37
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 53,035 (35,896 officers - 29,749 male; 6,147 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
New York average:

3.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 52,335 (35,513 officers - 29,543 male; 5,970 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.38
New York average:

3.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 42,128 (28,614 officers - 24,344 male; 4,270 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
New York average:

2.95

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

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