Safer Streets Across All Beats?
Violent crime declined in all but one of NYC’s 76 police precincts from 2000 to 2011, but the magnitude of the decline varied across neighborhoods.
Of the 10 precincts that experienced the largest declines (with an average of 58.3% drop in violent crime, weighted by precinct population), seven are in Manhattan, two are in Brooklyn, and one is in Queens. Meanwhile, the 10 least-improved precincts during the same interval (experiencing an average of 11.1% drop in violent crime, weighted by precinct population) are more evenly distributed among the boroughs.
For more, see the State of NYC’s Housing and Neighborhoods 2012 report.