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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 124%
Property crime 24%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWaterfront/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,5443,592 (estimate)4,8581,7912,580
Murder57n/a22.12.95.0
Rape167n/a64.733.642.6
Robbery907n/a351.393.186.2
Assault1,561n/a604.5220.9246.8
Violent crime2,692854 (estimate)1,043351381
Burglary2,271n/a879.5159.3376.0
Theft6,707n/a2,597.41,214.01,594.6
Vehicle theft874n/a338.567.2228.9
Property crime9,8522,738 (estimate)3,8151,4412,200

Key findings

  • Waterfront crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterfront are 124% higher than the national average
  • In Waterfront you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterfront is safer than 30% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Waterfront (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterfront

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterfront is 1 in 118
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterfront is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterfront is 1 in 28

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

      Buffalo police department

      ItemWaterfrontBuffaloNew 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, NY1,358131540671
      Clarence Center, NY2,341140577717
      Elma Center, NY2,701140577717
      Clarence, NY2,927149612761
      Rapids, NY1,590157646803
      Wanakah, NY2,921168693862
      Orchard Park, NY3,197171704875
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0433,8154,858

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983041,3161,620
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543832,6183,001
      Jersey City, NJ261,6664561,7702,226
      Orlando, FL263,3067964,8155,611
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856243,3033,927
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0433,8154,858
      Source: The Waterfront, Buffalo, NY 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.