These Are the 7 Most Dangerous Cities in New York State

Looking at data from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, we can see areas where violent and property crimes are on the rise.

Seven Index crime categories—murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault—as well as the property crimes of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft are used by the FBI and New York State as indications of overall crime trends. These categories were established by the FBI to facilitate consistent reporting of crimes in all 50 states.

Based on information from the FBI, HouseGrail.com examined some of the riskiest cities in New York.

While our main focus for our findings was on the rates of violent and murderous crimes, we also made an effort to use historical data and connect it to current patterns. An area’s ranking increased if crime there is an annual increase; however, if crime is declining, it decreased slightly.

These are the 7 most dangerous cities in New York State, according to HouseGrail.com:

7. New York’s Watertown

  • The population of Watertown is 25,622.
  • Rate of Murder: 3.7 per 100,000
  • Crimes of Violence: 735 per 100,000

6. Binghamton

  • The population of Binghampton is 45,140.
  • Rate of Murder: 2.0 per 100,000
  • Crimes of Violence: 1,804 per 100,000

5.  Syracuse, New York

  • There are 142,874 people living in Syracuse.
  • The murder rate per 100,000 is 22.14.
  • Crimes of Violence: 819.67 per 100,000

4. Albany, New York

  • There are 97,478 people living in Albany.
  • 16 murders per 100,000 people
  • Crimes Violent: 8,850 out of 100,000

3. Rochester, New York

  • The population of Rochester is 206,848.
  • 35.3 murders per 100,000 people
  • Crimes of Violence: 800 per 100,000

2. New York’s Niagara Falls

  • The population of Niagara Falls is 48,252.
  • Rate of Murder: 2.0 per 100,000
  • Crimes of Violence: 4,343 per 100,000

1. Buffalo, New York

  • There are 256,000 people living in Buffalo.
  • 24.0 murders per 100,000 people
  • Crimes of Violence: 1,018 per 100,000

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