Top 5 Most Dangerous Areas in Long Island With Considerably High Crime Rates.

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Long Island, New York

Long Island is an island in the southeastern area of New York. It is in the Atlantic Ocean. The island has four counties from west to east. They are Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk namely. ‘Kings County’ is the New York City borough of ‘Brooklyn’, and ‘Queens County’ is the borough of ‘Queens’. Long Island is the largest island among the 48 contiguous states. Long Island is famous for its white sand beaches and world-class wineries. Long Island is widely known for its top-rated restaurants of delicious seafood. 

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Places on Long Island

1. Wyandanch– The crime rate of Wyandanch is 24 crimes per one thousand residents. It is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America, from the largest to smallest. The chance of becoming a victim in Wyandanch for property or violent crimes is 1 in 41. Considering New York, Wyandanch has a crime rate higher than 92% of the state’s cities, and towns.

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Wyandanch, Long Island, New York

2. Roosevelt– At Roosevelt, the crime rate is 28 crimes per 1,000 residents. The one’s chance of becoming a victim here of either violent or property crime is 1 in 35 people. Based on the FBI crime data, Roosevelt is not one of the safest places in America to live. Roosevelt has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state’s cities, and towns of all sizes. 

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Roosevelt Island, Long Island

3. Hempstead– Hempstead is one of the largest and most populated areas of Long Island. The crime rate at Hempstead is 16 crimes per 1,000 residents. The one’s chance of getting in danger or being a victim of violent or property crime here is 1 in 63. Relatively, Hempstead is not one of the safest communities in America. Hempstead has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the New York cities and towns. 

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Hempstead City, Long Island

4. Brentwood– Brentwood’s annual violent crime rate is 1.18 per 1,000 residents. The property crime rate in Brentwood is 16.44 per 1,000 residents. Its crime rate index is 58. Brentwood is often known for gang activities and drug trades occurring in the area. 

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Brentwood Town, Long Island

5. Central Islip– Central Islip has an overall crime rate of 24 crimes per 1,000 residents. According to analysis of FBI crime data, once chance of becoming a victim of crime in Central Islip is 1 in 41. Central Islip’s crime rate is higher than 92% of New York’s cities and towns. Generally; shootings, robberies, and drug-related crimes occurs in the area. 

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Central Islip, Long Island


Long Island is highly popular for its charming beaches, beautiful towns, and most importantly for variety of delicious seafood. Yet, we can’t ignore its considerably high crime rate in certain areas. While traveling, one should take proper care and precautions for safety measures. Long Island is a stunning place to live in if we avoid dangerous areas and follow the precautionary rules carefully.

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