ntang (ntang) wrote,

New York: Actually getting safer (note lack of GW)

The FBI just released its latest annual crime statistics, and once again, New York kicks all'a your asses.

Here's a snippet from the NYC press release:

For 2003, the total crime index in New York City was 2916.9 crimes per 100,000 people.  Out of the 229 cities with a population of 100,000 or more that reported to the FBI, New York City now ranks 210th between Freemont, CA and Edison Township, NJ.  Out of the nations 10 largest cities, New York City ranked 10th with the fewest overall crimes on the total crime index.  Out of the nation's 25 largest cities, New York ranked 24th, just ahead of San Jose, California.

Nationwide Crime New York City
+1.7% Murder  +1.7%
-1.9% Rape  - 4.7%
-1.8% Robbery  - 4.6%
-3.8%  Assault - 9%
-3.0% Violent Crime  -6.9%
+.1% Burglary - 6.0%
-.5% Larceny Theft  - 3.7%
-1.1% Motor Vehicle Theft  - 12.6%
- .2% Property Crime  - 5.4%
- .5% Total Index  - 5.8%

The following chart shows where New York City ranked in the total crime index for the nation's 10 largest cities.

Year End Rank 2003 City Rate
1 Dallas 9328.2
2 Detroit 9003.7
3 Phoenix 7664.1
4 San Antonio 7441.7
5 Houston 7054.7
6 Las Vegas   5608.8
7 Philadelphia 5553.4
8 Los Angeles   4808.9
9 San Diego   4223.0
10 New York    2916.9

Read the press release.


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