Park Slope is covered by the NYPD's 78th Precinct, which also has jurisdiction over Prospect Park and the industrial area around the Gowanus Canal.
According to police department statistics, the crime situation within the confines of the 78th Precinct has improved markedly in the past 10 years, mirroring a citywide trend.
The following are the annual numbers for major crimes, comparing them over the years. The most recent year for which these statistics are provided is 2003.
since 1993Murder357.1% drop Rape676.9% drop Robbery22374.2% drop Felonious Assault8169.7% drop Burglary28364.4% drop Grand Larceny37426.6% drop Grand Larceny Auto18981.7% drop
since 1993Murder442.8% drop Rape2023.0% drop Robbery44848.2% drop Felonious Assault20224.6% drop Burglary50436.7% drop Grand Larceny44013.7% drop Grand Larceny Auto43258.2% drop
Crime1993Murder7 Rape26 Robbery865 Felonious Assault268 Burglary797 Grand Larceny510 Grand Larceny Auto1,034