New York, NY Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in New York, NY? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in New York County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the New York area. New York has a population of 8,550,405, which makes it the 1st largest city in New York, and an average income of $53,373.00. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in New York, NY

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 50,088 reported violent crimes and 129860 reported property crimes in New York. This compares to 75,165 reported violent crimes and 317,529 reported property crimes statewide in New York. This makes New York 15th in the state of New York when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in New York was agg. assault, with 30,546 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 108,376 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Disclaimer: The city of New York resides in these counties: Richmond County, Queens County, Kings County, New York County, Bronx County.


New York Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (15th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (29th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (88th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (16th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (146th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (175th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (145th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (46th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (979th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (376th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1,164th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1,234th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (407th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (4,965th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (4,578th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (4,374th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 6th (2,394th per 100k)

In New York County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 8,550,405
  • Households: 3,113,535
  • Median Income: $53,373.00
  • Land Area: 301.463 miles2
  • Water Area: 166.732 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

New York, NY Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 333 352
Rape 2190 2244
Agg. Assault 31460 30546
Robbery 16581 16946
Burglary 15916 14098
Vehicle Thefts 7724 7386

Violent Crimes in New York, NY in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 352
Rape 2244
Aggravated Assault 30546
Robbery 16946

Property Crimes in New York, NY in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 14098
Larceny 108376
Motor Vehicle Theft 7386

Burglary in New York, NY

Year Burglary
2006 22137
2007 20914
2008 19867
2009 18780
2010 17926
2011 18159
2012 18635
2013 16606
2014 15916
2015 14098

Rape in New York, NY

Year Rape
2006 1071
2007 875
2008 890
2009 832
2010 1036
2011 1092
2012 1162
2013 1112
2014 2190
2015 2244

New York Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

New York Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 75398 75165
Murder 617 609
Rape 9351 10463
Agg. Assault 45303 44546
Robbery 24045 23936
Property Crimes 339282 317529
Burglary 50781 44276
Larceny 272765 257940
Vehicle Thefts 15736 15313

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in New York and compared them to the rates for that same crime in New York and nationwide.


Burglary in the state of New York

Year Burglary
2006 68565
2007 64857
2008 65735
2009 62842
2010 64973
2011 65397
2012 64553
2013 56442
2014 50781
2015 44276

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