The map was introduced Sunday by the NYPD and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department.
It allows people to search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major crimes, by address, ZIP code or police precinct.
The map shows the seven major felony crimes, as defined by state law. They include murder, rape and robbery and some property crimes, such as burglary.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the city is safer than ever, but the map helps New Yorkers and researchers understand where major crimes continue. "This administration has relied on data to drive its crime fighting, and this map helps enhance New Yorkers' and researchers' understanding of where felony and violent crime persists," said Kelly.
The map is accessible through the NYPD web site: http://maps.nyc.gov/crime