Major crime in New York City, 2009-2015
There were 179,948 violent or property crimes recorded in the five boroughs of New York City in 2015 by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, a 2.8 percent decrease from 2014. The division counts violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) reported by the New York Police Department. *Starting with the 2015 statistics, the state is using an expanded definition of rape that matches one used by the FBI, so the figures for that crime will be higher than in previous years. Scroll over the seven charts below to see the overall trend for seven years by borough, and you can search the database below for borough and citywide totals. This database was updated on Aug. 31, 2016.