News Clip: Downtown Has One of Highest Per Capita Crime Rates in the City

09/08/2011 in

DNA Info

Lower Manhattan’s falling crime rate has earned it a reputation as one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. But new statistics gathered by DNAinfo.com show that the neighborhood actually has one of the highest per-capita crime rates in the city, fueled in part by a staggering 1,065 grand larcenies last year.

…more than half of all crimes south of Chambers Street occur during the day, suggesting that the commuters and tourists are more likely than residents to be victims, the Downtown Alliance business improvement district said.

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