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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrewster/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)6372,1512,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)40429370
Vehicle theft2n/a79.6137.1282.7
Property crime15n/a (estimate)5971,7221,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Brewster, NY

The Brewster crime rates are 72.6% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 1 violent crimes in Brewster (40 per 100,000 people), which is 89.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 15 property crimes (597 per 100,000 residents) which is 69.5% lower than average.

Brewster enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 637, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Brewster as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Brewster has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 40 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Brewster ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Brewster experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Brewster, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 597, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Brewster?

What do the local residents think about crime in Brewster? Well, based on a recent survey of 8 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 50% of Brewster residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 50% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Brewster a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Brewster, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Brewster presents a total crime rate that is 73% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Brewster experiences an average of 0.04 daily crimes, comprising 0 violent incidents and 0.04 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Brewster Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Brewster. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Brewster has increased by 45.5%. Violent crimes have decreased by 50%, while property crimes have increased by 66.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Brewster

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Brewster crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Brewster has an unemployment rate of 3%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

In Brewster, the cost of living is 21.35% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Brewster, the average monthly rent stands at $1,431, while the national average is $949 per month.

Brewster crime map

The Brewster crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brewster as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Brewster crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Brewster crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Brewster crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Brewster are 89% lower than the national average
      • In Brewster you have a 1 in 157 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Brewster is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Brewster has increased by 35%

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brewster

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brewster is 1 in 2513
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brewster is 1 in 168
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Brewster is 1 in 157

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

        Brewster police department

        Item Brewster New York National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a109,351558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

        Sex offenders in New York

        State Total offenders New York /100K National /100K
        New York25,064137266
        There are a total of 25,064 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 137 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 48% less than the national average.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ridgefield, CT7,2280140140
        Georgetown, CT1,25121210231
        Golden's Bridge, NY1,75660242302
        Bedford, NY1,66660242302
        Yorktown Heights, NY1,56760242302
        Crompond, NY2,27367270337
        Katonah, NY1,70667270337
        Brewster, NY2,25740597637

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        Brewster, NY2,25740597637
        Source: The Brewster, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.