Tuesday, June 17, 2008
THE MOST DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS IN NEW YORK CITY
I'm not so happy to report that my borough is the most violent in New York City, based on murders alone. Since the beginning of the year, 76 people have been gunned down, stabbed, beaten to death or otherwize killed in Brooklyn.
MOST MURDERS BY BOROUGH
1) Brooklyn 76
2) Bronx 55
3) Queens 36
4) Manhattan 27
5) Staten Island 9
If you're thinking of moving, you might want to rule out these five police precincts. The 73rd and 77th in Brooklyn, and the 44th, 46th and 47th in the Bronx.
MOST MURDERS BY PRECINCT
1) 73rd, 77th 11 each
2) 44th, 46th and 47th 9 each
3) 48th 8
4) 42nd, 81st, 67th, 32nd 7 each
5) 101st, 43rd 6 each
The most murderous neighborhoods should probably come as no surprise, because they are in traditionally poor and crime ridden areas. East New York, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, all in Brooklyn, The South Bronx around Yankee Stadium, Fordam, University Heights, Morris Heights, Baychester, Woodlawn and Fishbay.
Now, on a positive note, 15 New York City precincts have not reported a single murder so far this year.
BOROUGHS WITH THE MOST MURDER-FREE PRECINCTS
1) Manhattan 8
2) Queens 3
3) Brooklyn 2
Island 1 each
All things considered, I still live in one of the safest precincts in New York City, although murders did go up this year. Last year, just one person was killed in the 76th precinct, which encompasses Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook. This 3 unfortunate people were murdered. Not bad, because I don't know any of them. This is probably a good thing. I've never known someone close to me who was murdered.
If you'd like to see for yourself, how your New York City neighborhood stacks up, the NYPD post all of their crime statistics online