Did you know that New York City has a city population of over 8 million which is the most populous city in the United States? This week we are discussing New York employment background check information, New York crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
About New York*
New York Population and Age Distribution. New York’s estimated population was 19.6 million. The median age was 38.1 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income in New York State. The median income of households was $56,448. The total number of households was 7,238,922 with an average of 2.62 people.
New York Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.5% of the New York population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 31 st in the nation. The New York unemployment rate is 9.2% which was ranked 20th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in New York State were as follows: 546,048 (6%) were self-employed, 1,435,487 (15.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 7,106,578 (78.1%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five New York Industries. The top five industries by percent in New York were: Educational Services and Health Care (27.3%), Retail (11.2%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (11.2%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.4%), and Finance, Insurance Real Estate, Rental/Leasing (8%).
New York Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in New York’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (38.5%), Sales and Office (24.2%), Service (20.3%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (9.7%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (7.3%).
New York Health Insurance Coverage. 89% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (11% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 65% had private coverage and 35% had public coverage.
New York State Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of New York reported a disability. The New York disability claim rate was ranked 40th in the country.
For a list of New York counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
New York Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. New York had 79,610 total violent crimes (which ranked 4th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.41% (which ranked it 20th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 684 were murders, 2,848 were forcible rapes, 28,655 were robberies, and 47,423 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. New York had 376,140 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 64,553 were burglaries, 294,239 were larceny/thefts, and 17,348 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. New York had the 5th most law enforcement employees per population. New York ranked 5th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more New York crime information, please see the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NY DCJS).
New York Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two New York employment background check products: a New York county criminal background check and a New York state criminal background check.
The New York county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the NY County and Supreme courts. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
The New York statewide criminal background check by the Office of Court Administrators (OCA) will return convictions and open cases from the NY County Courts and NY City Courts. All New York City Boroughs (Bronx, Kings / Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Richmond / Staten Island) are included. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $89.95.
The New York state criminal background check includes a New York corrections background check, a sex offender record search of New York as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls historical felony conviction records only. The New York state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our New York criminal background check webpage.
Other New York employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About New York” data is from 2011. “New York Crime Data” data is from 2012.