Another factor behind decreasing crime in some parts of the city is a fall in the population with the highest crime rate, African-Americans.
Just a few years ago, violence was so rampant at Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn, New York, that residents referred to the walkway that cuts through the public-housing complex as Death Valley.
“If you valued your life, you just didn’t go there,” said Leora Keith, 76, president of the residents’ association who has lived there for more than 40 years.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
United States crime
New York, New York, United States
United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.