Mapping the crime data in NYC in past three months (July to September, 2020), focusing on the median household income and public housing.

According to the latest NYPD statistics, New York City saw a rise in overall crime last month compared to the same time in 2019, especially in certain violent crimes including gun incidents. Shooting incidents across the city has increased 121% October this year compared to the same month last year. Burglaries and auto thefts were also up last month compared to a year earlier. During the COVID-19 outbreak, citizens and polices have encountered unprecedented challenges confronting the crimes.

“From the COVID-19 outbreak through upticks in violent crime to the continuing work of facilitating peaceful protests throughout the city, the 2020…

Using NYPD Complaint Data Current (Year to Date) to analyze the crime events in New York City from January 2020 to June 2020.


As a foreign student in United States, I am little concerned about the city’s public safety when I first arrived at New York City. Due to the dense population in the city, I was afraid that the crime rates will be higher than other places. However, the statistics shows that New York City has become a much safer place than before. Being a student who is studying the data analysis and data visualization, I want to explore more about the recent crime data in New York City to get a more comprehensive understanding of the public safety.

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