Total crime 32%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 24%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsForest/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,8313,282 (estimate)4,2361,7322,489
Violent crime2,533673 (estimate)991359379
Vehicle theft679n/a265.665.3219.9
Property crime8,2982,609 (estimate)3,2451,3732,110

Key findings

  • Forest crime rates are 32% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest are 77% higher than the national average
  • In Forest you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest is safer than 42% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo has decreased by 13%

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      Daily Crime In Forest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest is 1 in 149
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest is 1 in 31

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

      Buffalo police department

      ItemForestBuffaloNew York
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a923109,351
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.52.9

      Sex offenders in New York

      StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Billington Heights, NY1,358135515649
      Clarence Center, NY2,341144550694
      Elma Center, NY2,701144550694
      Clarence, NY2,927153584737
      Rapids, NY1,590161616777
      Wanakah, NY2,921173661834
      Orchard Park, NY3,197176671847
      Buffalo, NY258,9899913,2454,236

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543622,7613,123
      Jersey City, NJ261,6665231,9042,427
      Orlando, FL263,3067384,8275,565
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5855953,2103,805
      Buffalo, NY258,9899913,2454,236
      Source: The Forest, Buffalo, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.