How safe is New York City, NY?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was lower than the national rate in 2017. Its rate of property crime was lower than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.7 /10

How we calculate this.


New York City has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
New York City, NY

329.0

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to New York City
Los Angeles, CA

458.0

Higher than average crime
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

> 369.0

Average crime
New York City, NY

1337.0

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to New York City
Los Angeles, CA

2362.0

Higher than average crime
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.