Crime in New York, NY, United States

Crime rates in New York, NY, United States

Level of crime
51.68 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
56.21 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
39.53 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
47.02 Moderate
Worries car stolen
38.15 Low
Worries things from car stolen
47.06 Moderate
Worries attacked
46.22 Moderate
Worries being insulted
53.38 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
38.29 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
58.88 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.55 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
50.90 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
53.51 Moderate

Safety in New York, NY, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.87 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.27 Moderate

Contributors: 484

Last update: June 2022

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

  
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15 Comments so far
Bing Bong on Jun 21, 2022:
I actually think that New York City is the best city in the world. My Uncle NAV works here. Danny Yang.
Frank Jiale Li on May 28, 2022:
I'm a native of Shanghai. I neither hate nor like NYC. My mom and I stayed there (excluding Bronx & Staten Island) for several days in 2016. I was a teenager back then.
Why don't I hate it? Convenient transportation. Various restaurants and shops, of which you won't easily get tired.
Why don't I like it? Some areas are a mess. Too many snobs and dishonest people.
Thanks to dishonest people, we had two unhappy and frustrating experiences in NYC, which the following paragraphs depict.
My mom brought me an ice cream cone from a van on some street near the Charging Bull. What we wanted was a big one, but what we received was a small one, and the seller asked us to pay the price of a big one. We didn't notice sth was wrong until we'd already walked away. Wanting to check the prices, we went back at once, only to find that the seller had completely disappeared, along with the van. We're pretty sure they'd never left before on that day.
In order to fly back to Shanghai, we went to JFK Airport. While we were waiting to rent a luggage cart, a man just ahead of us, who was a fellow Shanghainese, had some problems paying his rent. After about 10 minutes, he seemed to give up but still didn't leave. We were eager to check in so we didn't wait anymore and walked forward. We paid our rent and took the luggage cart before walking away. On our way to the check-in, the man walked in the same way behind us while pushing a luggage cart, which made us both surprised and confused. When we were waiting to check in, he stood ahead of us in the line (probably cuz he was more familiar with the whole procedure). My mom checked our bank account on her cell phone, only to see the rent of two luggage carts had been deducted, which meant that he took the other one. He saw us and talked to us, like he'd done nothing wrong. Then he gave us only a few coins, which definitely didn't cover the rent of a single luggage cart.
Anonymous on Feb 06, 2022:
Worrying of being attacked of ethics origin : low???? Really?? Many Asians just got attacked or murdered from these past 2-3 years
Anonymous on Aug 18, 2021:
Manhattan is pretty safe at most times sometimes in some places things can get a bit sketch but pretty safe there are a lot of homeless just don’t mind them. Brooklyn- also pretty safe but if you are a tourist they may not treat you as well as they did in Manhattan but it’s pretty safe their until you get closer to night time then in places like parks or other public places aren’t THAT safe but nothing to be afraid about. Queens - similar to Brooklyn all places will have some weirdos but queens I have seen a lot of people that are just random. Bronx- probably least safe a lot of drug dealing. Staten Island I never stayed long enough to know
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2021:
NYC is safe nowadays people are stuck in the 70s-90s when the city was a violent s***hole. Murder Rate has increased in 2020 but still remains far lower than other cities in the US.
Joseph on Jul 20, 2020:
New York is interesting. Safety wise its average, probably better than London or Los Angeles. But i had fun visiting it. I went their on a trip, i do not live there so i cant exactly say what its like to live there. But i enjoyed my time there.
Michael on Jul 11, 2020:
Safer than London UK in my opinion as I have visited both, they are both however overpopulated and New York of course does have its issues. People here seem to be nicer than the people up London and I overall saw less trouble compared to my trip here compared to London. I would say New York is overall safe but it’s current problems do need sorting out otherwise it will get worse.
Ted on May 03, 2020:
Rude and unwelcoming people. Even people in the UK aren't THAT rude. In NYC, people are pushy and violent, and the homelessness problem doesn't make it any better. Whoever said NYC is considered the safest need a serious reality check. Oh, and subways are one of the most filthiest there is because people are overly-trashy and uptight.
Mitsos93 on Feb 16, 2020:
New York is overcrowded, but it's a safe city in general. I stayed here only for 2 weeks in 2 relatives houses (mostly in Brooklyn), I went out everyday, used the Metro and I was never scared of anything. My relatives live here for over 50 years and they told me it's safe in general, although before many years, one of their houses was broken into... Also, as a tourist, be aware of some scammers in Times Square. I met a person dressed like Batman and he wanted to get a picture with me, probably for money... I refused.
Ryan on Jan 25, 2020:
NYC is not only the safest large city in America but has been for more than 20 years, so update your perceptions. Anything that wouldn't be a good idea here would also be a terrible idea in any other American city of over 50,000 people.
Nando on Nov 08, 2019:
NYC is fairly safe. Just make sure you don't act overly tourist outside of Manhattan. In Manhattan, it's completely alright. There are so many. Pickpocketing is not a problem I've heard anyone complain about.
anonymous on Oct 13, 2019:
If you are considering having a holiday or even moving to new york DON'T. very unsafe.
MHRBernardes on May 16, 2019:
You'll find a lot of weirdos and homeless people, but otherwise will be fine, specially in Manhattan, since the policing is very good and there's surveillance everywhere. I don't know a lot about other boroughs, but in Manhattan you'll be fine even in the wee hours of the night. Midtown and Financial District could get a little empty by night but don't be scared. The subway is safe and a far cry from the 90's.
Pedro Lopes on Mar 03, 2019:
i went to New York 4 times and had no problem at all, there are a lot of homeless people but i have not experienced any unfortunate situation. If you think New York is dangerous, you should come to Rio then
Anonymous on Dec 29, 2018:
I have been in New York City it was awesome. If only they fixed the crime rate and conditions in the projects I could’ve considered it outstanding. Otherwise it is still great.