A quarter of city residents surveyed say they’ve taken a self-defense class in the last year.
A larger share of New York City residents said they had taken steps to keep themselves safe, compared to people elsewhere in the state. A quarter of the approximately 345 people surveyed in New York City said they’ve taken a self-defense class in the last year. More than a third of city residents told pollsters they had bought a personal safety device like a Taser in that timeframe, and 17% said they had bought a gun. For each of those categories, the city surpassed the statewide average
Interesting turn on the common conceptualization of NYC being antigun. Perhaps, the regular folks don't meet the expectations of their politicians.