The Importance Of High Crime Rates In New York City

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Many people around the city of York and other cities throughout America are fearful to live and step within an inch of the city. Why are these people so afraid to be around York city in particular? It is not that the city of York has little entertainment, restaurants, markets or small businesses around to stimulate its population and visitors, but the issues that York city faces. Sadly, there are multiple factors that play a significant role in why so many people are afraid to live in York city. The high crime rate, lack of decent education and exorbitant pricing in housing causes many people to reconsider whether York city or any city for that matter is worth living in. I understand how the high crime rates in York spur people and myself to …show more content…
If a city was riddled with crime, more times than not a person would not go out of their way to live in the city. As of 2011 the nation had a total of 10,266,737 crimes committed. Major cities such as New York City accounted for over four hundred thousand of these crimes and Bismark, North Dakota had a 32.9 percent increase in their crime rate. (Morgan, 2013, 11) In 2011, most of the reported crimes occurred within the innermost parts of the cities across America. The national crime rate for 2011 was approximately 3, 295 crimes per 100,000 people, York city was ranked 315 with 2, 301 crimes per 100,000 people. (Morgan, 2013, 7) The major problem with those statistics is York city has roughly 43,000 people living in the city borders. The crime rate for York is really 1, 000 crimes per 43,000 people, that means 1 out of 43 people will be a victim of a crime in York. York city in 2011 was ranked 181 out of 358 cities across the United States. Within that year over 10,041 crimes were recorded including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. The fear to live in York grew as 1 out of 4 people had a chance to be a victim of a crime, driving more people away from the city. In 2014, over 8,966 crimes occurred in York city, which that year Pennsylvania ranked number 9 in the nation for crimes as over 286,140 crimes transpired mostly in major cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburg, State College, and York. (Morgan, 2015,

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