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New York City crime trending up: Which offenses are rising most? - Sep ‘21

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

The number of crime incidents in New York City saw an overall increase last quarter, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents increased to 100,431 for 2021-Q2 up from 92,018 for 2021-Q1 (+9.1% change).

The offenses that increased the most were motor vehicle theft and simple assault. Motor vehicle theft increased to 195 incidents last quarter, from 63 the quarter before (+209.5% change). Simple assault went from 14,184 to 11,399 (+24.4% change).

There was also an increase in robbery, from 2,633 incidents to 3,249 (+23.4% change), and in aggravated assault, from 866 to 985 incidents (+13.7% change).

Among the few types of offenses that saw a decrease last quarter, reports of drug/narcotic violations went from 2,587 to 1,300 (-49.7% change), and reports of burglary went down from 2,824 to 2,750 (-2.6% change).

The CrimeoMeter Safety Index (CSI) saw an overall increase last quarter, after a previous rise. CSI increased to 23 for 2021-Q2 from 22 for 2021-Q1 (+7.9% change).

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

Contact CrimeoMeter to get crime data and crime maps for your area.



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