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Old Posted Aug 4, 2009, 6:49 AM
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New York City - Homicides By Precinct - 1990 And 2008

Below is a comparison of the changes in homicide numbers by precinct in New York City – Comparing 1990 to 2008.

1990 Homicides: 2,262
2008 Homicides: 523

As shown on the map, the numbers in Blue are the homicides in the precinct in 1990, the numbers in black are from 2008 and the numbers in orange are the police precinct.

BRONX


BROOKLYN


MANHATTAN


QUEENS


STATEN ISLAND



Some numbers that stand out:

Precinct with most Homicides in 1990: Belmont – East Tremont – West Farms in The Bronx, Precinct 48 with 137 homicides. However 87 of these Homicides were related to the “Happyland Fire”, which killed 87 people.
Number of Homicides in Precinct 48 in 2008: 13, a change of -90.5%.

If the 87 people were not killed in the fire, Precinct 75, in East New York, Brooklyn would be the highest with 109 murders in 1990.
Number of Homicides in Precinct 75 in 2008: 17, a change of -84.4%.

Largest change as a percentage in homicides in a precinct that had a homicide: precinct 34, in Fort George and Inwood in the northern part of Manhattan, a change of -97.1%.
Homicides in precinct 34 in 1990: 103
Homicides in precinct 34 in 2008: 3

Precincts in 2008 that didn’t record a homicide:
Precinct 68: Bay Ridge – Fort Hamilton – Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.
Homicides in 1990: 11
Precinct 22: Central Park, Manhattan.
Homicides in 1990: 3
Precinct 6: West Village, Manhattan.
Homicides in 1990: 7
Precinct 111: Auburndale, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston, Oakland Gardens, Queens.
Homicides in 1990: 4


Precincts with most homicides by Borough in 2008:
BRONX
Precinct 48: 20 Homicides
1990: 89 Homicides

BROOKLYN
Precinct 73: 31 Homicides
1990: 60 Homicides

MANHATTAN
Precinct 32: 13 Homicides
1990: 66 Homicides

QUEENS
Precinct 113: 15 Homicides
1990: 37 Homicides

STATEN ISLAND
Precinct 120: 13 Homicides
1990: 16 Homicides


The only Precinct in New York City that recorded a higher number of homicides than 1990 is Precinct 102, Kew Gardens – Richmond Hill – Woodhaven, in Queens, which recorded 8 homicides in 2008 and 6 in 1990.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2009, 12:10 PM
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I guess i know how to pick a neighborhood. Both Cobble Hill and Astoria only had one murder in 2008.
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Wow what a drop! 1990 looks so dangerous. And look at that Upper Manhattan. From 103 to 3!
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well done NYC is all I can say
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Wow what a drop! 1990 looks so dangerous. And look at that Upper Manhattan. From 103 to 3!
I lived in Manhattan 1991-1992. It was fine. We were out until the bars closed at 4 am. No problems. Didn't feel uncomfortable. But this was the Upper West Side (96th St.) not Washington Heights.
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Yes, NYC is much safer. Would like to see numbers from the late 70's and/or early 80's as compared to now. Also, wonder if the crime reporting in 1990 is the same as in 2009. Can't recall any specific changes, but, the way crimes are reported or catagorized can make this type of comparisons tricky.
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That's incredible. The difference is just totally unimaginable, I'm just at a loss for words. A round of applause for NYC! It is a model of contemporary American urban society.
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1990 wasn't even the peak of crime, was it?
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1990 wasn't even the peak of crime, was it?
Crime? No. Crime peaked in the early 1980's.

Murders? Yes.

1990 was a record year for murders, though the numbers are arguably inflated a bit by the infamous Happyland Club fire (the Honduran dance hall that a jealous lover burnt to the ground) and a few other extremely unusual occurances.

Still an amazing turnaround.
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that's amazing to see it broken out like that
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2009, 5:38 PM
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good find!

that is just amazing to see precinct by precinct.
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