For a big scary metropolis, New York is actually pretty safe. New York’s crime statistics have been steadily declining for the last 28 years. In fact, by population, New York is the safest big city in the country.
The Brennan Center for Justice, located at NYU’s School of Law, analyzes crime rates from 30 of the nation’s largest cities. In 2018, New York remained the safest city, with decreased crime, violent crime, and murder rates from last year’s results.
We’re killing it! Well, not killing it.
Interestingly enough, according to the New York Police Department, the number of rapes reported in New York City rose by 22% in the last year. One theory on this alarming increase is believed to be a result of the #MeToo movement that dominated headlines this year. Victims may feel more empowered to speak out.
“The clear indication is that more people are reporting their assaults rather than suffering in silence as so many people have done for so long.” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the National Organization for Women of New York, to The New York Times.
New York could very well still lower your self esteem, steal all of your free time, and break your heart. The silver lining is that, at least statistically, you’re more likely to live through it.
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