Nearly A Third Of New Yorkers Want To Leave Because Of Crime, Cost

  • New Yorkers are so worried about crime, sky-high housing costs and struggling schools, 27% percent of state residents said they want to move away in the next five years, a survey revealed Wednesday.
  • A stunning 30% of respondents — who also cited inept political leadership and soaring taxes as reasons for wanting to flee — said they already longed to live somewhere else, according to a Siena College Research Institute quality of life poll.
  • Nearly a third — about 31% —  plan to leave the Empire State when they retire while even more said they believe it’s not safe for kids.
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