Rat complaints in New York City

Rat complaints to the NYC311 service for the first six months of 2016 were up 66 percent over the same period in 2010, and up 23 percent over the same period in 2015. There were 8,186 complaints through June 30, following an active second half of 2015 with 8,640 complaints. Information on the 78,444 complaints since January 2010 is as it appeared as of July 5 in the 311 database. This database was posted on July 22, 2016.

A year's worth of sightings

First six months of this year and last six months of 2015. Zoom in or out or move map; click on dot for details.

The pattern of complaints since 2010

Month-by-month display of complaints broken down by category. You can stop the animation.

The growth since 2010

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