Violent Crimes

For the most part, New York City and the surrounding areas are a safe place. In fact, most crimes that take place are property-related, However, like any major city, there are also physical, violent crimes that occur. Violent crimes are usually physical, and involve physical harm, or threats of physical harm, to another person. Some of the most common violent crimes that occur in NYC are battery, assault, murder, sexual assault or rape, and robbery. Murder, however, occurs with a much lower frequency than the other crimes: out of every 100,000 people, only 3 will be murdered, while 357 people will be victims of aggravated assault.