Report Analyzes Latest New York City Crime Rates for 2012

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The New York crime rate report highlights the most recent statistics on violent crime and property crime throughout the city in 2012 and analyzes which boroughs pose the biggest crime concerns.

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Home Security and Crime Statistic Resource has just collected data and analyzed the latest New York crime rates. The data included in the reporting includes statistics supplied by the FBI Uniform Crime Report as well as the New York Police Department. The findings represented include the citywide area of New York and also a breakdown of crime rates for each of the 8 boroughs / precincts.

YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 26     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 27

Felony Assault
YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 1,222     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 1,348

YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 1,601     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 1,480

YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 123     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 111

YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 1,475    /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 1,333

Grand Larceny
YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 2,878     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 2,640

Petit Larceny
YTD As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 6,004     /    YTD As of January 29, 2011 - 5,296

Based on analysis crime trends show an increase in crime compared to 2011. However, murder and felony assault are both down slightly during the first month of 2012. Two things to keep in mind when looking at New York crime rates is population and tourism. New York is the most populated city in America therefore the most accurate comparison to other cities is crime rate per capita not total number of crimes committed. Also, like other cities such as Las Vegas, because of the high rate of tourism it is unclear what percentage of the crime committed occur within the permanent population.

The rate of crime within the city's boroughs varies greatly and is heavily dependent on population. The following is an ordered list of the boroughs from least to most crimes committed from January 1-29, 2012.

  •     Staten Island - 434
  •     Queens South - 1,133
  •     Manhattan North - 1,505
  •     Queens North - 1,524
  •     Brooklyn North - 1,994
  •     Brooklyn South - 1,996
  •     Manhattan South - 2,352
  •     Bronx - 2,391

New York City has of course seen a surge in police protection and security since September 11th, however some feel that certain policies to curtail crime go too far. Recently, Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker, expressed concerns of over the stop-and-frisk policy which even she commended as having helped reduce crime in the city, though there have been complaints of discrimination. Several other council members agree including Jumaane Williams, "We need reform because a system that promotes or permits discriminatory justice benefits no one, including the police officers who work hard every day in our communities.

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