The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene releases its Summary of Vital Statistics every year. Included in this report are data about the number of pregnancies, live births, spontaneous terminations (miscarriages), and induced terminations (abortions) in NYC. The data are broken down by borough, age, race, and ethnicity.

In 2013, there were 69,840 abortions in New York City. There were 190,297 viable pregnancies and 120,457 live births. When you subtract the number of miscarriages from the total number of pregnancies, 37% of viable pregnancies ended in abortion in 2013.


Total Viable Pregnancies: 189,704

Total Births: 122,084

Total Abortions: 67,620

Abortion Ratio: 35.6%


Total Viable Pregnancies: 190,297

Total Births: 120,457

Total Abortions: 69,840

Abortion Ratio: 36.7%


Total Viable Pregnancies: 197,046

Total Births: 123,231

Total Abortions: 73,815

Abortion Ratio: 37.46%


Total Viable Pregnancies: 203,514

Total Births: 123,029

Total Abortions: 80,485

Abortion Ratio: 39.55%

Ratios by Ethnicity