Noise Reports in New York

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Using a heatmap to visualize the noisiest areas of New York

Everyone knows that New York is a noisy city. But where are the noisest streets and neighborhoods? By analyzing New York's 311 report data, we have been able to create a heatmap showing noise - and what a lot of noise there is! Breaking down New York noise reports by year, we can see the following data points:

YearNumber of Noise Reports
2010115,627
2011110,966
2012127,750
2013151,303
2014192,285
2015206,460
2016221,022
2017229,715
2018217,573
2019232,609
2020405,189
20213,636

Noise reports are only increasing in number in New York. 2020's high figure of 405,189 reports represents a 250% increase in noise complaints since 2010, a quite astounding figure.