Reported Annual Crime In Niagara Falls

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNiagara Falls/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,081n/a (estimate)6,2891,9842,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNiagara Falls/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a6.13.14.9
Rape32n/a65.330.738.6
Robbery156n/a318.4120.9101.9
Assault364n/a743.0225.0237.8
Violent crime555n/a (estimate)1,133380373
Burglary615n/a1,255.4223.7491.4
Theft1,781n/a3,635.51,303.01,775.4
Vehicle theft130n/a265.477.4220.2
Property crime2,526n/a (estimate)5,1561,6042,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Niagara Falls, NY. These figures on reported criminal activity in Niagara Falls, NY, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Niagara Falls, NY is 217% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New York, and when compared with the national average, is 120% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Niagara Falls, NY has 198% higher than violent crime rate than New York average, while remaining 204% higher than the national average. In property crime, Niagara Falls, NY is 221% higher than the average of New York and is 107% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Niagara Falls is 120% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.23 daily crimes that occur in Niagara Falls.
  • Niagara Falls is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Niagara Falls you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Niagara Falls has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Niagara Falls (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Niagara Falls, NY per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for New York and on a national level. In Niagara Falls, NY the total number of daily crimes is 3.17 times more than the New York average and 2.20 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Niagara Falls, NY is 2.98 times more than the New York average and 3.04 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Niagara Falls, NY has a daily crime rate that is 3.21 times more than the New York average and 2.07 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Niagara Falls (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Niagara Falls, NY compared to every other city in New York as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Niagara Falls, NY ranks safer than 0% of every city located within New York along with 3% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New York and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Niagara Falls, NY. As a result, Niagara Falls, NY is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Niagara Falls

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 89
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Niagara Falls, NY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Niagara Falls, NY you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Niagara Falls, NY.

Year Over Year Crime In Niagara Falls (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Niagara Falls, NY is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Niagara Falls, NY has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Niagara Falls, NY has decreased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Niagara Falls, NY has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Niagara Falls police department

ItemNiagara FallsNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)166109,351556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

Sex offenders in New York

StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
New York21,601118222
There are a total of 21,601 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 118 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 47% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ransomville, NY1,421177747925
Lewiston, NY2,702188795983
Youngstown, NY2,002189800989
Sanborn, NY1,2351938161,010
Sloan, NY3,6422721,1481,420
Niagara Falls, NY49,6791,1335,1566,289

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Source: The Niagara Falls, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.