Total crime 28%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 20%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJohnstown/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime138n/a (estimate)1,6861,7752,346
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)122364388
Vehicle theft6n/a73.3101.7246.0
Property crime128n/a (estimate)1,5641,4111,958

Key findings

  • Johnstown crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Johnstown are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Johnstown you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Johnstown is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Johnstown has decreased by 8%

Johnstown crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Johnstown (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Johnstown on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New York and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Johnstown (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New York, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.39 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Johnstown on a daily basis are 2.98 times less than than New York average and 3.17 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Johnstown are 1.11 times more than the daily state average and 1.25 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Johnstown (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Johnstown to every other city in New York, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Johnstown safe? The gauges above illustrate that Johnstown is safer than 71% of every city located within New York along with 59% 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, Johnstown, NY is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Johnstown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Johnstown is 1 in 819
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Johnstown is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Johnstown is 1 in 60
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Johnstown? In Johnstown, you have a 1 in 819 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 64. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Johnstown, NY is 1 in 60.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Johnstown is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Johnstown has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 23% in Johnstown, while property crimes in Johnstown have decreased by 7%. Total crime has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Johnstown police department

      ItemJohnstownNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)25109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.93.3
      There are a total of 25 Johnstown police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.5% less than the New York average and 12.3% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hagaman, NY1,371169656825
      Broadalbin, NY1,264176682858
      Fort Plain, NY1,866204791996
      Canajoharie, NY2,1812198491,068
      Amsterdam, NY18,0632091,5901,799
      Tribes Hill, NY7574621,7902,252
      Mariaville Lake, NY4814811,8662,347
      Johnstown, NY8,4311221,5641,686

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, CA8,4294642,2462,711
      Greenville, MI8,4294873,7674,254
      Cuero, TX8,4295222,0272,549
      Athol, MA8,4284028991,301
      Hoquiam, WA8,434932,0822,174
      Johnstown, NY8,4311221,5641,686
      Source: The Johnstown, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.