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Total crime 91%
Violent crime 137%
Property crime 83%
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 peopleNiagara Falls/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,279n/a (estimate)4,7581,7322,489
Murder2n/a4.22.95.0
Rape32n/a66.833.842.6
Robbery101n/a210.992.981.6
Assault296n/a618.0229.0250.2
Violent crime431n/a (estimate)900359379
Burglary266n/a555.3141.9340.5
Theft1,471n/a3,071.01,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft111n/a231.765.3219.9
Property crime1,848n/a (estimate)3,8581,3732,110

Key findings

  • Niagara Falls crime rates are 91% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Niagara Falls are 137% higher than the national average
  • In Niagara Falls you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Niagara Falls is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Niagara Falls has decreased by 4%

Niagara Falls crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Niagara Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Niagara Falls, NY per 100,000 people. In Niagara Falls, the total number of daily crimes is 2.75 times more than the New York average and 1.91 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Niagara Falls is 2.51 times more than the New York average and 2.37 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Niagara Falls has a daily crime rate that is 2.81 times more than the New York average and 1.83 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Niagara Falls (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Niagara Falls to every other city in New York, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Niagara Falls safe? The gauges above illustrate that Niagara Falls is safer than 0% of every city located within New York along with 4% 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, Niagara Falls, NY is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Niagara Falls

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 112
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Niagara Falls is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Niagara Falls? In Niagara Falls, NY you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Niagara Falls.

      Year Over Year Crime In Niagara Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Niagara Falls, NY is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Niagara Falls has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Niagara Falls has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Niagara Falls has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Niagara Falls police department

      ItemNiagara FallsNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)166109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

      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
      Youngstown, NY1,862158606764
      Ransomville, NY1,644169645813
      Sanborn, NY1,287177677854
      Lewiston, NY2,592184703887
      Sloan, NY3,6062589861,244
      North Tonawanda, NY30,9351461,1611,307
      Tonawanda, NY57,8441461,2781,425
      Niagara Falls, NY49,1809003,8584,758

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harrisburg, PA49,1609002,1733,073
      La Mirada, CA49,1301771,4391,616
      Methuen Town, MA49,0431871,0881,275
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03862612674
      Severn, MD49,0174431,9022,344
      Niagara Falls, NY49,1809003,8584,758
      Source: The Niagara Falls, 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.