Are the crime rates very high in Harlem, New York?Question asked via StreetAdvisor The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Douglas Elliman.
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Theyre higher then the rest of Manhattan, but it doesnt even compare to Chicago or Detroit.
ronf1 Feb 19, 2018
Not trying to be a jerk but im gonna keep it real. Most Harlem residents ( like long time residents) don't want harlem gentrified. Most people who weren't of a minority background were scared to come to harlem and most residents feel it should stay that way. They feel that it ruins harlem's culture and everything minorites there have worked so hard over the years to achieve. Also the East side of harlem is not that bad you wont get mugged or beaten up for no reason just stay low-key and dont have that "HEY IMMA TOURIST" vibe you feel me.
sallym13 Jul 31, 2017
Get out of Harlem we don't want you here it's our community and you guys are destroying it
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peterh28 Mar 01, 2017
That's a dumb question. Any place has crime. It happens where the very rich brush aside the very poor. Queen Marie Antoinette said "let them eat cake if they have no bread" shortly before she lost her head. Hopefully you understand how to avoid crime. Or stay near the numerous armed guards protecting tourists and money in Harlem.
Who are these asshats responding about Harlem? agh
Depends on what part of Harlem. West side is much safer than the east side.
Depending where in Harlem it is
You have to compare the official police stats of the Harlem precincts to other neighborhoods in Manhattan. Asking random people their random opinion isn't going to get you an objective answer.
You should look it up. I believe you can find stats on nyc.gov.