A new report by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York have plotted out the highest concentration of risk factors for children in each NYC neighborhood. The CCC took into account indicators like rent burden, teen birth rates and parental employment instability, while conducting their study.
The aim of the report is to highlight the links between poverty and at-risk-children, while gathering allies for possible restrictions on government spending on the poor.
The report finds that children in the northern Manhattan, South Bronx, and Central Brooklyn have the highest concentration of risk factors for children.
Here is their data plotted out geographically:
The five neighborhoods with the highest concentration of risk factors for children are: Hunts Point, East Tremont, Mott Haven, Brownsville and Morrisania. The neighborhoods where children are at the least amount of risk are: Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, Upper East Side, Battery Park/Tribeca, Murray Hill/Stuyvesant.
The report makes sobering reading, especially at this time of year where family is at the forefront of everyone mind.