Reported Annual Crime In Albany

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlbany/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,270n/a (estimate)4,3491,8712,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlbany/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a8.12.85.3
Rape54n/a55.031.941.7
Robbery247n/a251.6101.398.0
Assault567n/a577.5220.8248.9
Violent crime876n/a (estimate)892357383
Burglary432n/a440.0176.3430.4
Theft2,853n/a2,906.11,270.31,694.4
Vehicle theft109n/a111.067.6237.4
Property crime3,394n/a (estimate)3,4571,5142,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Albany, NY. All reported Albany, NY crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Albany, NY overall crime rate is 132% higher than in comparison to the New York average; and is also 58% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Albany, NY, the rate is 150% higher than compared to the New York average, and 133% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Albany, NY comes in at 128% higher than to the average seen in New York, and 46% higher than the overall national average.

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The Albany crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Albany as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Albany crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Albany is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.92 daily crimes that occur in Albany.
  • Albany is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Albany you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Albany has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Albany (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Albany, NY per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New York as well as national figures. In Albany, NY the total number of daily crimes is 2.32 times more than the New York average and 1.58 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Albany, NY are 2.50 times more than the New York average and 2.33 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Albany, NY has a daily crime rate that is 2.28 times more than the New York average and 1.46 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Albany (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New York and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Albany, NY? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Albany, NY has been ranked safer than 6% of other cities in the state of New York. In addition, Albany, NY is safer than 6% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New York and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Albany, NY. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Albany, NY is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Albany

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Albany is 1 in 113
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Albany is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Albany is 1 in 23
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Albany, NY? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Albany, NY your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 113. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Albany, NY is 1 in 23.

Year Over Year Crime In Albany (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Albany, 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 Albany, NY has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Albany, NY has increased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Albany, NY has increased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Albany police department

ItemAlbanyNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)456109,351558,732
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
Niverville, NY1,659123520643
Altamont, NY1,735127537664
Voorheesville, NY2,822141598740
Averill Park, NY1,316143606749
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY1,325153647800
West Sand Lake, NY2,872157666823
Nassau, NY1,075158671829
Albany, NY98,4258923,4574,349

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Renton, WA98,4993205,0045,324
Vista, CA98,5603591,4501,810
San Angelo, TX98,6942774,4144,690
Davie, FL98,7172362,6292,864
Flint, MI98,9181,9452,7254,670
Albany, NY98,4258923,4574,349
Source: The Albany, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.