Allo' Expat New York City - Connecting Expats in New York City
Main Homepage
Allo' Expat New York Logo


Subscribe to Allo' Expat Newsletter
 
Check our Rates
   Information Center New York
New York General Information
 
History of New York
New York Culture
New York Cuisine
New York Geography
New York Population
New York Government
New York Economy
New York Media
New York Transportations
New York Education
New York Security & Crime
New York Climate & Environment
New York Expatriates Handbook
New York and Foreign Government
New York General Listings
New York Useful Tips
New York Education & Medical
New York Travel & Tourism Info
New York Lifestyle & Leisure
New York Business Matters
  Sponsored Links


Check our Rates

New York Security & Crime
 
 
 

In the 1980s, crime rates spiked and in the early 1990s as the crack epidemic hit the city, but by the mid 1990s and early 21st century crime rates had greatly subsided and since the year 2005 the city had the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest US cities. By 2002 New York City had about the same crime rate as Provo, Utah and was ranked 197th in overall crime among the 216 US cities with populations greater than 100,000. Violent crime in New York City decreased more than 75% from 1993 to 2005 and continued decreasing during periods when the nation as a whole saw increases. In 2005, the homicide rate was at its lowest level since 1963. In 2007 New York City recorded fewer than 500 homicides for the first time ever since crime statistics were first published in 1963.

Sociologists and criminologists have not reached consensus on what explains the dramatic decrease in the city's crime rate. Some attribute the phenomenon to new tactics used by the New York City Police Department, including its use of CompStat and the broken windows theory. Others cite the end of the crack epidemic and demographic changes.

Organised crime has long been associated with New York City, beginning with the Forty Thieves and the Roach Guards in the Five Points in the 1820s. The 20th century saw a rise in the Mafia dominated by the Five Families. Gangs including the Black Spades also grew in the late 20th century.

 

 
 


 



 


copyrights © AlloExpat.com
2014 | Policy