NYPD Releases New Interactive Map To Reveal City’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

09/12/2013 3:51 pm

The NYPD has for the first time released an interactive map that shows all serious crimes committed in the city. Enabling New York real estate searchers to finally see how streets matches up against other boroughs


Color coded: The darker the neighborhood precinct the more crime per thousand people is committed. From this map areas of Brookyln, The Bronx and Times Square Manhattan have experienced most violent crime since January

The NYPD released a new online, interactive map Sunday that allows users to research major crime across the city.

The map plots the time and location of crimes by month, and for the current and prior year. Real estate searchers can search the map by address, ZIP code or police precinct.

"With unprecedented population levels, New York City is safer than ever, with homicides on pace this year to fall below recent historic lows,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement. “This administration has relied on data to drive its crimefighting, and this map helps enhance New Yorkers’ and researchers’ understanding of where felony and violent crime persists.”

The crime-mapping website was mandated by city law earlier this year and created by the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

The map only lists the incidents by the type of crime, which falls into the seven major crime categories - murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto.