Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Columbia University's New York World has released a study that compares every NYC precinct's homicide rate with a UN member, as the Post noted today.
Researchers set out to learn: How does a plunging New York City murder rate look from a global perspective?
So, in 2012, New York finished the year with 419 homicides — an average of 3.8 killings per every 100,000 residents. The high end of the report: East Harlem reportedly had 21 murders per 100,000 residents, which mirrored the rate of Brazil. And here in our 9th Precinct? The 2012 homicide rate was 1.31 per 100,000 residents, comparable to Ireland's rate. (The 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side saw 0 murders last year — just like Iceland.)
You can read the methodology and find the interactive map and all that at New York World.