The New York City Police Department records reported crime and offense data based upon the New York State Penal Law and other New York State laws. For statistical presentation purposes the numerous law categories and subsections are summarized by law class, Felony, Misdemeanor and Violation. These legal categories are then subdivided into broad crime and offense categories, e.g. Felonious Assault, Grand Larceny, Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, etc. The tabular data presented here compiles reported crime and offense data recorded by the New York City Police Department from 2000 through 2010. Separate tables are presented for the Seven Major Felonies, Non-Seven Major Felony Crimes, Misdemeanors and Violations.
Citywide tables are presented in PDF format as well as Excel spreadsheet format in zip file archives. All can be downloaded. Each Citywide table contains statistical footnotes that explain the content of the table and any aggregation of subcategories within the Law Class. The crime complaint data presented is a snapshot of the complaint report status as of the dates noted in the table's statistical notes. Statistics for the most recent years may be subject to further updating after the snapshot date as a result of continuing investigative activities. All crime and offense complaint data based on New York State laws reported to the NYPD from other police agencies for incidents occurring within the confines of New York City is included. Federal criminal offenses are not included. The Misdemeanor and Violation Categories do not contain summons and Juvenile Report activity.
The data presented in the tables is not organized in UCR format and is not directly comparable to that format which reorganizes the New York State Penal Law categories into groupings that provide the FBI with comparable national statistics across all state penal laws. The data is however classified and scored in the same fashion as the UCR (http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/handbook/ucrhandbook04.pdf). Reported incidents are first classified, to identify all the crimes that may have occurred, then scored to identify the most serious offense. The recorded crime classification for each crime report is the most serious offense. Attempts to commit a crime are recorded as the crime (note attempted Murders are recorded as Felonious Assaults).
An arrest that is proactive in nature (i.e. drug arrest) is counted within the presented statistics as a crime complaint in the appropriate category.