The crime incident rate per 100,000 people of Boston, MA was 413 for aggravated assault in 2017. The crime incident rate per 100,000 people of New York, NY was 346 for aggravated assault in 2017.

Crime Incident Count

Crime Incident Rate per 100,000 People

Crime statistics are sourced from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program and aggregated across year and crime type. The FBI does not gather statistics for all jurisdictions, so some localities may be missing. Normalization is based on the population values published with the UCR data itself, so rather than on US Census data, as the jurisdiction of the data may vary. Crime rates are normalized on a per 100K basis; specifically, the crime count is divided by the population count, the result is then multiplied by 100K and rounded to the nearest integer value. Latest data, displayed in charts and other visualizations, is from 2014.

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Public Safety and Crime Datasets Involving Boston, MA or New York, NY

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    Law Enforcement Personnel by Agency: Beginning 2007

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2020-05-29T22:07:48.000Z

    The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) collects personnel statistics from more than 500 New York State police and sheriffs’ departments. In New York State, law enforcement agencies use the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system to report their annual personnel counts to DCJS.

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    Index, Violent, Property, and Firearm Rates By County: Beginning 1990

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2019-10-01T22:02:17.000Z

    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. Firearm counts are derived from taking the number of violent crimes which involve a firearm. Population data are provided every year by the FBI, based on US Census information. 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.

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    Index Crimes by County and Agency: Beginning 1990

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2019-10-01T22:08:26.000Z

    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.

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    NYPD Arrest Data (Year to Date)

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2020-05-05T18:30:47.000Z

    This is a breakdown of every arrest effected in NYC by the NYPD during the current year. This data is manually extracted every quarter and reviewed by the Office of Management Analysis and Planning. Each record represents an arrest effected in NYC by the NYPD and includes information about the type of crime, the location and time of enforcement. In addition, information related to suspect demographics is also included. This data can be used by the public to explore the nature of police enforcement activity. Please refer to the attached data footnotes for additional information about this dataset.

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    Jail Population By County: Beginning 1997

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2020-02-04T23:03:43.000Z

    A file containing the average daily census by region and county for each year displayed (e.g., daily counts are averaged and then divided by the number of days reported for that year). The population report categorizes inmates by type of offender and includes: Census, Boarded Out, Boarded In, In House, Sentenced, Civil, Federal, Technical Parole Violators, State Readies and Other Unsentenced.

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    NYPD Complaint Data Historic

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2020-05-05T18:54:04.000Z

    This dataset includes all valid felony, misdemeanor, and violation crimes reported to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 2006 to the end of last year (2017). For additional details, please see the attached data dictionary in the ‘About’ section.

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    NYPD Arrests Data (Historic)

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2020-06-29T13:52:02.000Z

    List of every arrest in NYC going back to 2006 through the end of the previous calendar year. This is a breakdown of every arrest effected in NYC by the NYPD going back to 2006 through the end of the previous calendar year. This data is manually extracted every quarter and reviewed by the Office of Management Analysis and Planning before being posted on the NYPD website. Each record represents an arrest effected in NYC by the NYPD and includes information about the type of crime, the location and time of enforcement. In addition, information related to suspect demographics is also included. This data can be used by the public to explore the nature of police enforcement activity. Please refer to the attached data footnotes for additional information about this dataset.

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    Adult Arrests 18 and Older by County: Beginning 1970

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2020-05-04T19:49:58.000Z

    The counts of arrests are derived from information transmitted from law enforcement agencies to the Division of Criminal Justice Services Computerized Criminal History database for fingerprintable offenses. Arrests shown involve individuals who were 18 or older when the crime was committed. Fingerprintable offenses (defined in Criminal Procedure Law §160.10) include any felony, a misdemeanor defined in the penal law, a misdemeanor defined outside the penal law which would constitute a felony if such a person had a previous judgment of conviction for a crime, or loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution as defined in subdivision two of Penal Law §240.37.

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    Police Officer Memorial Honor Roll: Beginning 1791

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2019-06-10T18:01:47.000Z

    A listing of the police officers from around New York State who died while in the performance of their duties. The Office of Public Safety (OPS) of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) facilitates and provides support services for all activities surrounding the New York State Police Officers Memorial. A Remembrance Ceremony is held at the Memorial each year during the month of May.

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    NYPD Complaint Data Current (Year To Date)

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2020-05-05T18:56:01.000Z

    This dataset includes all valid felony, misdemeanor, and violation crimes reported to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for all complete quarters so far this year (2019). For additional details, please see the attached data dictionary in the ‘About’ section.