Reported Annual Crime In Buffalo

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,438n/a (estimate)4,8551,8712,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder40n/a15.62.85.3
Rape142n/a55.431.941.7
Robbery857n/a334.5101.398.0
Assault1,572n/a613.7220.8248.9
Violent crime2,611n/a (estimate)1,019357394
Burglary2,356n/a919.7176.3430.4
Theft6,638n/a2,591.31,270.31,694.4
Vehicle theft833n/a325.267.6237.4
Property crime9,827n/a (estimate)3,8361,5142,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Buffalo, NY for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Buffalo, NY is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Buffalo, NY crime rates are 160% higher than in comparison to the New York mean and are 76% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Buffalo, NY has a rate that is 186% higher than the New York average; compared to the United States, it is 159% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Buffalo, NY is 153% higher than its state's mean, and 62% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Buffalo is 76% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.3 daily crimes that occur in Buffalo.
  • Buffalo is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Buffalo you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Buffalo has decreased by 11%.

Compare Buffalo, NY Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Buffalo (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, NY the total number of daily crimes is 2.60 times more than the New York average and 1.76 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Buffalo, NY is 2.86 times more than the New York average and 2.59 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Buffalo, NY has a daily crime rate that is 2.53 times more than the New York average and 1.62 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Buffalo (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Buffalo, NY compared to every other city in New York as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Buffalo, NY ranks safer than 2% of every city located within New York along with 4% 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 Buffalo, NY. As a result, Buffalo, NY is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buffalo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buffalo is 1 in 99
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buffalo is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Buffalo is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Buffalo, NY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Buffalo, NY you have a 1 in 99 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Buffalo, NY.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, NY has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Buffalo, NY has decreased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Buffalo, NY has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Buffalo police department

ItemBuffaloNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)923109,351558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.93.3
There are a total of 923 Buffalo police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.7% greater than the New York average and 8.2% greater than the National average.

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
Billington Heights, NY1,358134567701
Clarence Center, NY2,341143607750
Elma Center, NY2,701143607750
Clarence, NY2,927152644796
Rapids, NY1,590160679840
Wanakah, NY2,921172729900
Town Line, NY2,125174736910
Buffalo, NY258,9891,0193,8364,855

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chula Vista, CA260,5982981,4321,730
Fort Wayne, IN260,9543583,1803,537
Jersey City, NJ261,6665101,8072,316
Orlando, FL263,3067445,4556,199
St. Petersburg, FL253,5856984,3135,011
Buffalo, NY258,9891,0193,8364,855
Source: The Buffalo, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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