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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 28%
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 peopleIthaca/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime881n/a (estimate)2,8311,7322,489
Murder1n/a3.22.95.0
Rape5n/a16.133.842.6
Robbery9n/a28.992.981.6
Assault26n/a83.5229.0250.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)132359379
Burglary56n/a179.9141.9340.5
Theft768n/a2,467.71,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft16n/a51.465.3219.9
Property crime840n/a (estimate)2,6991,3732,110

Key findings

  • Ithaca crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ithaca are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Ithaca you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ithaca is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ithaca has decreased by 1%

Ithaca crime map

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The Ithaca crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ithaca 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 Ithaca crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Ithaca (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Ithaca, NY per 100,000 people. In Ithaca, the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times more than the New York average and 1.14 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Ithaca is 2.72 times less than the New York average and 2.88 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Ithaca has a daily crime rate that is 1.97 times more than the New York average and 1.28 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Ithaca (higher is better)

      How safe is Ithaca, New York compared to other cities in New York and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Ithaca is safer than 48% of the cities in New York and 40% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New York and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Ithaca. Overall, Ithaca is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ithaca

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ithaca is 1 in 760
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ithaca is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ithaca is 1 in 36
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Ithaca? If you reside in Ithaca, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 760. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 38 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Ithaca, is 1 in 36.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Ithaca, NY is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Ithaca has decreased by 43%, while the property crime rate in Ithaca has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ithaca has decreased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Ithaca police department

      ItemIthacaNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)79109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.93.3
      There are a total of 79 Ithaca police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.8% less than the New York average and 19.6% 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
      Northwest Ithaca, NY1,092114437551
      Cayuga Heights, NY3,799122466587
      Lansing, NY3,637131502633
      Trumansburg, NY1,574145555700
      Cortland West, NY1,247146559705
      East Ithaca, NY2,514153585738
      Northeast Ithaca, NY2,882154588741
      Ithaca, NY30,6251322,6992,831

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Banning, CA30,6434321,6922,124
      Milford Mill, MD30,6506112,6253,236
      Statesboro, GA30,5973462,6563,001
      Newington, CT30,590802,1492,229
      Goleta, CA30,6711291,6461,775
      Ithaca, NY30,6251322,6992,831
      Source: The Ithaca, 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.