Reported Annual Crime In Poughkeepsie

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoughkeepsie/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime816n/a (estimate)2,7061,8712,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoughkeepsie/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a6.62.85.3
Rape28n/a92.831.941.7
Robbery55n/a182.4101.398.0
Assault128n/a424.4220.8248.9
Violent crime213n/a (estimate)706357383
Burglary111n/a368.0176.3430.4
Theft467n/a1,548.51,270.31,694.4
Vehicle theft25n/a82.967.6237.4
Property crime603n/a (estimate)1,9991,5142,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Poughkeepsie, NY. The total number of reported crimes in Poughkeepsie, NY is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Poughkeepsie, NY crime rate is 45% higher than the New York average and is 1% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Poughkeepsie, NY has a violent crime rate that is 98% higher than the New York average and 84% higher than the national average. For property crime, Poughkeepsie, NY is 32% higher than the New York average and 15% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poughkeepsie is 1% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.41 daily crimes that occur in Poughkeepsie.
  • Poughkeepsie is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Poughkeepsie you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Poughkeepsie has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Poughkeepsie (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Poughkeepsie, NY on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New York. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Poughkeepsie, NY (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New York state wide, are 1.45 times more than the state average and 1.01 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Poughkeepsie, NY on a daily bases are 1.98 times more than than New York average and 1.84 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Poughkeepsie, NY are 1.32 times more than the daily state average and 1.18 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Poughkeepsie (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Poughkeepsie, NY in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New York as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Poughkeepsie, NY to other cities in the state and across the country, Poughkeepsie, NY is 19% safer than other cities of New York and 12% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New York cities and all around the United States, Poughkeepsie, NY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Poughkeepsie, NY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Poughkeepsie

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Poughkeepsie is 1 in 142
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poughkeepsie is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Poughkeepsie is 1 in 37
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Poughkeepsie, NY? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Poughkeepsie, NY your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 142. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Poughkeepsie, NY is 1 in 37.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Poughkeepsie, NY is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Poughkeepsie, NY has decreased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Poughkeepsie, NY has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Poughkeepsie, NY has decreased by 11% year to year.

Poughkeepsie police department

ItemPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)135109,351558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.12.93.3
There are a total of 135 Poughkeepsie police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.8% greater than the New York average and 25.9% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New York

StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
New York21,601118222
There are a total of 21,601 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 118 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 47% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Merritt Park, NY1,74276321396
Millbrook, NY1,49184355439
Clintondale, NY1,227114484598
Brinckerhoff, NY2,538130550680
Tillson, NY1,818135574709
Stone Ridge, NY1,092135574710
Hyde Park, NY1,927137579716
Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117061,9992,706

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LaGrange, GA30,5353555,0455,400
Clearfield, UT30,4831321,9842,117
Estero, FL30,4701761,0851,261
Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117061,9992,706
Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.