Interactive city map breaks crime down by neighborhood

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New York City on Sunday released an interactive map that breaks down major felonies by neighborhood, right down to the precise street corner or address where they were committed.

The map plots out the seven major felonies committed in the city: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny motor vehicle.

The map was created by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, using data as reported to the NYPD.

Users can enter addresses, zip codes or precints to see what crimes have been committed near their homes or places of work. A color spectrum highlights the most crime-ridden precincts. Midtown has the dubious distinction of recording the most felonies of any precinct in the city, with 10.94 crimes for every 1,000 residents.

“This administration has relied on data to drive its crime fighting, and this map helps enhance New Yorkers’ and researchers’ understanding of where felony and violent crime persists,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

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