A. Despite having a population of more than 8 million people, New York City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities (cities with more than 500,000 people) in the United States.
Q. Are tourists targeted? A. Half the people you run into in the city will be a tourist. Avoid drawing attention to yourself as a tourist. Don't stand on street corners looking at maps and do your best to walk confidently, as this will deter many criminals.
Q. What should I do in the subways to keep myself safe? A. In crowded subways, keep your wallet in your front pocket, rather than the rear, and keep your purse closed and held in front of you or on the side. Don't flaunt jewelery, cameras or cash.
If taking the subway late at night, stand near the "During off hours trains stop here" sign or in view of the Metro-Card booth. Ride in cars with more people and preferably in the conductor's car.
Q. What should I do in case of an emercengy? A. Should you find yourself the victim of a crime, contact a police officer. In case of an immediate emergency, call 911. Otherwise, contact 311 (free from any pay phone) and you will be directed to an officer who will be able to take a report. 311 calls are answered 24 hours a day by a live operator.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition