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Safest Cities In New York 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
  • Binghamton University is not a town/city. It is literally a college campus. I have no clue why it is listed here. The surrounding area is truly horrible - look at the reviews for Binghamton, NY. Anyway,…[read more]
83
  • West Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,606
72
  • Fort Drum, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,500
  • I have lived in Fort Drum for almost 3 years and would not want to live anywhere else! Living in Fort Drum the weather can be very cold in the winter and the winters are pretty long. If you love cooler…[read more]
76
  • University at Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
86
  • Rye, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,949
  • If you are looking for a wonderful place to call home, you won't find a much better place than Rye. This beautiful town has it all: excellent schools, lots of jobs and nice housing, neighborhoods that…[read more]
73
  • Glen Cove, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,246
  • Three years after we married, my husband and I moved to Glen Cove, Long Island. We settled into this North Shore community, raised three children and twenty years later we are still taking pleasure in…[read more]
70
  • Long Beach, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,670
  • Long Beach has lots of family-friendly activities that make the city pretty attractive, and it's one of the best places for tourists to visit as well. The town has lots of beach-centered attractions, and…[read more]
79
  • Port Washington, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,925
  • As an affluent member of society, you will fit right in here at Port Washington. I'm telling you this place is magnificent, you have the Sands Point Golf Club, The Village Club, The Harbor Links Golf…[read more]
86
  • North Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,420
85
  • Pelham Manor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,564
  • LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE HERE LIVE…[read more]
84
  • Pelham, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,996
84
  • Roslyn Heights, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,899
84
  • Larchmont, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,031
83
  • Irvington, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,559
81
  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,055
81
  • Bronxville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,395
  • The village of Bronxville is best described as an extremely well-to-do, residential community located ten miles north of mid-town Manhattan. The villages's most identifiable characteristics includes a…[read more]
80
  • Tuckahoe, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,596
80
  • Northport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,393
77
  • Centerport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,251
75
  • Sea Cliff, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,069
74
  • Southold, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,261
74
  • Pleasantville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,134
  • Pleasantville is an F for employment. All of westchester was impossible to get a job. It's overpriced. I was harassed in my parents house.…[read more]
68
  • Springs, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
80
  • Manorhaven, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,601
80
  • East Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,072
79
  • Old Bethpage, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,439
77
  • West Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,163
76
  • Albertson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,189
76
  • Greenville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,114
72
  • Oyster Bay, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,226
70
  • Kings Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
67
  • Lawrence, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,526
54
  • Wesley Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,860
77
  • Bayville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,745
86
  • Lancaster, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,220
  • You've got to hand it to Lancaster New York. Even with a less-than-impressive crime rate and a slumping job market, this place still manages to be a pretty decent place to call home. I have been a…[read more]
87
  • Manhasset, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,996
84
  • Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,732
84
  • Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,959
71
  • Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,209
68
  • Port Jefferson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,795
67
  • Fort Salonga, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,835
73
  • Rye Brook, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
81
  • Tappan, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,913
65
  • Woodbury CDP, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,549
80
  • Setauket-East Setauket, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,174
  • I don’t know about living in East Setauket. The residential costs are expensive and the rent there is pricey unless you could afford the extra payments. Despite the liabilities of living there I like…[read more]
80
  • Jericho, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,730
  • If you're going to be in the Jericho, NY area soon, you'll thoroughly enjoy your time there, since you and your family won't run out of fun things to do and see. The NYCB Theater at Westbury is a…[read more]
80
  • Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,058
  • Dobbs Ferry is a very significant city to live. I lived in the town for ten years. A lot of employment opportunities are evidenced in the city. It made me have a peaceful stay and raise my family as I…[read more]
76
  • Great Neck, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,183
  • Great Neck is a money grubbing cold town. You get hit with $50 for parking in front of your own home and if you have guests this is hard ticket not to get. The regular taxes too are sky high too. The…[read more]
72
  • Tarrytown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,460
  • I have been living in Tarrytown, New York for 10 years, and I love it! We are in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The neighborhood is cosmopolitan and…[read more]
78
  • Garden City Park, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,179

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in New York. Finding the safest places to live in New York can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in New York with a population over 5,000.

The New York cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in New York? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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