New York, NY Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
170,120
Total Crimes
2,030.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-18.02%
Below National Average
326 out of 397
In New York
6,193 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in New York, NY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in New York is 2,030.3 per 100,000 people. That's -18.02% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 17.23% higher than the New York total crime rate of 1,731.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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New York SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
7
Commute
2

How Does New York Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
New York
/ 100k People
New York
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 170,120 2,030.3 1,731.9 2,476.7
Murder 319 3.8 2.9 5.0
Robbery 13,396 159.9 92.9 81.6
Aggravated Assault 31,336 374.0 229.0 250.2
Violent Crime 47,821 570.7 358.6 366.7
Burglary 9,846 117.5 141.9 340.5
Larceny 106,931 1,276.2 1,166.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 5,522 65.9 65.3 219.9
Property Crime 122,299 1,459.6 1,373.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In New York

47,821.0
Violent Crimes
570.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
55.64%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 175.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in New York each year. That compares to a 1 in 278.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in New York is 570.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 55.64% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 59.14% higher than the New York violent crime rate of 358.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In New York

122,299.0
Property Crimes
1,459.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
-30.82%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 68.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in New York each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in New York is 1,459.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -30.82% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 6.28% higher than the New York property crime rate of 1,373.3 per 100,000 people.

New York Crime Compared To New York Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New York.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around New York

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Bayonne, NJ 65,032 849 1,305.5 1,082.5 223.0
Hoboken, NJ 53,641 745 1,388.9 1,241.6 147.3
West New York, NJ 53,145 820 1,542.9 1,302.1 240.9
Cliffside Park, NJ 26,115 120 459.5 390.6 68.9
Secaucus, NJ 21,217 557 2,625.3 2,432.0 193.2
Port Washington, NY 19,396 97 500.1 469.2 30.9
Edgewater, NJ 12,821 164 1,279.2 1,248.0 31.2
Guttenberg, NJ 11,289 98 868.1 628.9 239.2
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