New York Violent Crimes

Difference Between Murder and Homicide

February 12, 2016

What is the difference between murder and homicide in New York? Murder and homicide are terms that are often used interchangeably. However, there is a marked difference between the two. What Is Homicide? Homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another. Murder, which falls under the category of homicide, is when the perpetrator intentionally kills the other person. Murder often includes a plan to kill an individual. In New York City homicide […] Read On

White House, FBI Clash Over Cause of Increase in Violent Crime

December 4, 2015

The rise in violent crime has many people searching for causes. The issue is particularly important in New York City, where recent reports indicate a disturbing rise in a number of violent crimes. They include the following: Murder – Up by 8.3% over last year. Rape – Up by 5.8% over last year. Misdemeanor sex crimes – Up by 18% over last year. For those who follow the trends, these are some pretty significant statistics. […] Read On

Serious Crime Down in NYC, Despite Recent Shootings

August 26, 2015

Based on the reports we’ve been seeing for the last couple of months, you’d think that the Big Apple has turned into the Wild West. Every day, more reports of shootings hit the news. Well, it’s true that gun violence is a problem in New York City, but that’s not the whole story – shootings make headlines, but reports of decreases in crime don’t sell newspapers, or even website ads, for that matter. So we […] Read On

Violent Crime Up in Wealthy Manhattan Areas

April 16, 2013

The NYPD reports that violent crime, including rapes and felony assaults, are on the increase in some of the wealthier neighborhoods in Manhattan. The figures focus on the first quarter of 2013, and while some of the numbers may disturbing to some, other figures indicate that certain areas are actually experiencing a decrease in the crime rate. Here are some of the statistics released by the Department: Rapes were up in Chelsea, Gramercy Park, SoHo, […] Read On

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