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Crime in New York State 2009 Preliminary Data

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2010
12 pages
This report and the attached appendixes provide 2009 preliminary data on the number of Index crimes and rates per 100,000 population for each county in New York State, along with data on crimes reported in New York State for the last 10 years.
The report indicates that over the past 10 years the overall rate of Index crimes per 100,000 residents declined 26 percent; the rate of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) declined 30 percent; and property crimes (burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) showed a 24-percent decline. The largest reductions in crime rates were reported for motor vehicle theft, robbery, and burglary. New York State has also experienced a significant reduction in the actual number of crimes reported. The number of major crimes reported to law enforcement agencies fell each year after 2000, reaching the lowest levels ever recorded in 2007 before increasing slightly in 2008 and then declining again in 2009. There were 136,619 fewer crimes reported in 2009 than in 2000, even as the population of the State increased by half a million. Trends are reported for regional crime for 2000 to 2009 and trends in violent crimes by firearm for 2000 to 2009. The data presented include all reports received by the Division of Criminal Justice Services as of April 14, 2010. Extensive tabular and graphic data