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.

  • 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.

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 total aggravated assaults across all five counties.

Violent crimes, categorized as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, occurred in 605.2 out of every 100,000 people. There were 50,564 total violent crimes in all of New York City in 2014.

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Aggravated assaults across the U.S.

St. Louis City came in at no. 1 on the list with 1,050.4 aggravated assaults for every 100,000 people and 3,348 assaults in 2014. There were 1,677.9 violent crimes per 100,000 people and 5,348 total violent crimes that same year.

Shelby County in Tennessee was no. 3 on the list with 873.2 assaults per 100,000 people, followed by Valencia County in New Mexico with 840.7 per 100,000 residents.

According to FBI statistics, violent crimes in 2014 decreased 0.2 percent to reach 1,165,383 across the nation. Further, the estimated total was 6.9 percent less than 2010 levels and a 16.2 percent drop from 2005.

Aggravated assaults in the U.S. encompassed 63.6 percent of total violent crimes in 2014 in the U.S.

Is your home safe in NYC?

Although not included in the analysis, the most staggering number of offenses in NYC were those related to property crime. As outlined by the FBI, property crime is anything related to burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson, although these don’t involve threat or force against the victim, except in the case of arson.

In 2014, there were 135,747 reports of property crime in all of NYC, with 15,916 of those related to burglary and 112,107 related to larceny-theft. The remaining 7,724 were motor vehicle theft cases and there are no figures on arson in the estimated volume data.

Nationally, property crime decreased 9.3 percent between 2006 and 2010, reaching a total of 9,082,887 offenses in the U.S. The 2010 property crime rate, estimated at 2,941.9 per 100,000 people, was 19.6 percent lower than the 2001 rate. The majority of offenses belong to larceny-theft, accounting for 68.1 percent of property related crimes.

The FBI estimates property crimes in the U.S. accounted for a total loss of $15.7 billion in 2010.

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