Index Crimes by County and Agency: Beginning 1990

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 1 Oct 2019

The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) collects crime reports from more than 500 New York State police and sheriffs' departments. DCJS compiles these reports as New York's official crime statistics and submits them to the FBI under the National Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. UCR uses standard offense definitions to count crime in localities across America regardless of variations in crime laws from state to state. In New York State, law enforcement agencies use the UCR system to report their monthly crime totals to DCJS. The UCR reporting system collects information on seven crimes classified as Index offenses which are most commonly used to gauge overall crime volume. These include the violent crimes of murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; and the property crimes of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Police agencies may experience reporting problems that preclude accurate or complete reporting. The counts represent only crimes reported to the police but not total crimes that occurred.

Tags: index crime, public safety, ucr

This dataset has the following 15 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CountycountytextLocation where the crime was reported.
AgencyagencytextPolice Department that reported the crime.
YearyearnumberYear the crime incident was reported.
Months Reportedmonths_reportednumberNumber of months an individual agency reported for the year.
Index Totaltotal_index_crimesnumberIncludes sum of Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft.
Violent TotalviolentnumberSubtotal includes Murder, Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault.
MurdermurdernumberOne count per victim. The willful killing of one human being by another. Excludes deaths caused by negligence, suicide, or justifiable homicides, and attempts to murder, which are classified as assault.
Rapeforcible_rapenumberOne count per victim. Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
RobberyrobberynumberOne count per victim. The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assaultaggravated_assaultnumberOne count per victim. The unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm, and also includes attempts to commit murder.
Property TotalpropertynumberSubtotal includes Burglary, Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft.
BurglaryburglarynumberOne count per victim. The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as Burglary.
LarcenylarcenynumberOne count per victim. The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. It includes crimes such as shoplifting, purse snatching, bicycle thefts, etc., in which no use of force, violence, or fraud occurs. This offense category does not include offenses such as embezzlement, forgery, or bad checks.
Motor Vehicle Theftmotor_vehicle_theftnumberOne count per victim. The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, including automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.
RegionregiontextRegion where the crime was reported. Regions include New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties) and Non-New York City (all other counties).