Crime in Nassau and Suffolk, 2006 - 2015
There were 39,810 violent or property crimes recorded on Long Island in 2015 by the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services, a 9 percent decrease from the year before. The division counts violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) reported by the two county police departments and by 47 town, village and other police jurisdictions on Long Island. (*The Suffolk County Park Police was inactivated as of October 2014. Their jurisdiction is now being covered by the Suffolk County Police Department.) ** An increase in the violent crime total in 2015 is attributable in part to the state using an expanded definition of rape that matches one used by the FBI. Scroll over the seven charts below to see the overall trend for 10 years in the two counties, and you can search the database below those to see statistics for individual departments. This database was updated on Aug. 10, 2016.