Working or living in a major city certainly has its financial repercussions, but the safety precautions of being in an urban environment can’t go overlooked. In a recent data analysis from FindTheHome, a residential real estate search engine, New York City counties ranked 31st for highest aggravated assault rates in the nation. Aggravated assaults are unlawful attacks by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe of aggravated bodily injury. These do not include sexual assaults or simple assaults, which are attacks without the use of a dangerous weapon or situations in which the victim does not bear severe injuries. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report from 2014, the New York City metro area had 376.5 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people and 31,460...
- The New York City metro area had 376.5 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people and 31,460 total aggravated assaults across all five counties.
- There were 50,564 total violent crimes in all of New York City in 2014.
- Aggravated assaults in the U.S. encompassed 63.6 percent of total violent crimes in 2014 in the U.S.
- Although not included in the analysis, the most staggering number of offenses in NYC were those related to property crime.