B+
Total crime 21%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 15%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDunkirk/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime231n/a (estimate)1,9721,7322,489
Murder1n/a8.52.95.0
Rape0n/a0.033.842.6
Robbery5n/a42.792.981.6
Assault15n/a128.1229.0250.2
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)179359379
Burglary37n/a315.9141.9340.5
Theft168n/a1,434.41,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a42.765.3219.9
Property crime210n/a (estimate)1,7931,3732,110

Key findings

  • Dunkirk crime rates are 21% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dunkirk are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Dunkirk you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dunkirk is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dunkirk has increased by 20%

Dunkirk crime map

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The Dunkirk crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Dunkirk as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Dunkirk crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Dunkirk (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Dunkirk, NY per 100,000 people. In Dunkirk, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.14 times more than the New York average and 1.26 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Dunkirk is 2.00 times less than the New York average and 2.12 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Dunkirk has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times more than the New York average and 1.18 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Dunkirk (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Dunkirk to every other city in New York, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Dunkirk safe? The gauges above illustrate that Dunkirk is safer than 59% of every city located within New York along with 51% 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. As a result, Dunkirk, NY is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dunkirk

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dunkirk is 1 in 558
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dunkirk is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dunkirk is 1 in 51
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Dunkirk, New York? If you reside in Dunkirk, then there is a 1 in 558 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 56. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 51 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dunkirk.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Dunkirk, New York (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Dunkirk has decreased by 12%, the amount of property crime in Dunkirk has increased by 24%, and the total amount of crime in Dunkirk has increased by 20% year over year.

      Dunkirk police department

      ItemDunkirkNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)38109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.93.3
      There are a total of 38 Dunkirk police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.4% greater than the New York average and 7.1% less than the National average.

      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
      Angola on the Lake, NY1,656169647816
      Brocton, NY1,578199761960
      Silver Creek, NY2,5772158221,037
      Westfield, NY3,3942569811,237
      Lake Erie Beach, NY4,2303281,2541,582
      Fredonia, NY10,8014901,8732,363
      Sunset Bay, NY8175171,9762,492
      Dunkirk, NY12,1861791,7931,972

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Evanston, WY12,1792491,5741,824
      Jensen Beach, FL12,1783281,8602,187
      Marysville, CA12,1769234,3035,226
      Arkansas City, KS12,1985553,7044,258
      Federal Heights, CO12,1736654,2854,950
      Dunkirk, NY12,1861791,7931,972
      Source: The Dunkirk, 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.