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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 23%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,278 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)567 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,712 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Buffalo crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buffalo are 49% higher than the national average
  • In Buffalo you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buffalo is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Buffalo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buffalo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buffalo is 1 in 177
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buffalo is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Buffalo is 1 in 31

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

      Buffalo police department

      ItemBuffaloIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Mount Pulaski, IL1,44406767
      Stonington, IL9131160116
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Sherman, IL4,40463439502
      Rochester, IL3,68754482536
      Jerome, IL1,662172822994
      Buffalo, IL5035672,7123,278

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      Cottontown, TN5033401,5391,878
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      Toksook Bay, AK5031,4305,3336,763
      Lynd, MN5033082,7883,096
      Buffalo, IL5035672,7123,278
      Source: The Buffalo, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.