Sunday, January 24, 2010

NYC: Still Safest Big City in USA

From: NYC.GOV

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced that New York City remains the safest big city in America, according to data contained in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report released today, which covers the first six months of this year.

The report shows that violent crime decreased by eight percent in New York City during the first half of 2009, outpacing a national decline. Property Crime fell by six percent in New York City during the first six months of the year.

Total Crime Index
for the Nation’s Largest Cities,
According to FBI Data

1st Half of 2009

City

Crime Index Total per 100,000

1

New York

1,050.8

2

Los Angeles

1,415.7

3

San Jose

1,419.4

4

San Diego

1,512.4

5

Las Vegas

2,280.3

6

Phoenix

2,352.9

7

Philadelphia

2,448.2

8

Dallas

3,022.5

9

Houston

3,140.3

10

San Antonio

2,538.2

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