Crime in large American cities is staggering.  This is certainly true in New York City. This infographic shows there is a rise in violent crimes such as rape and misdemeanor assault over the past year. However, crimes such as murder, larceny, and burglary show a significant decrease.  Fighting crime in New York City is a huge job, and a job that the authorities take very seriously. If you have been arrested for a crime in New York City, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn your options and protect your rights.