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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 86%
Property crime 27%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoughkeepsie/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime710n/a (estimate)2,3221,7912,580
Murder4n/a13.12.95.0
Rape26n/a85.033.642.6
Robbery59n/a192.993.186.2
Assault127n/a415.3220.9246.8
Violent crime216n/a (estimate)706351381
Burglary85n/a278.0159.3376.0
Theft374n/a1,223.01,214.01,594.6
Vehicle theft35n/a114.567.2228.9
Property crime494n/a (estimate)1,6151,4412,200

Key findings

  • Poughkeepsie crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Poughkeepsie are 86% higher than the national average
  • In Poughkeepsie you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Poughkeepsie is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Poughkeepsie has decreased by 14%

Poughkeepsie crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Poughkeepsie (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New York, are 1.30 times more than the state average and 1.11 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Poughkeepsie on a daily basis are 2.02 times more than than New York average and 1.86 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Poughkeepsie are 1.12 times more than the daily state average and 1.36 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Poughkeepsie (higher is better)

      Is Poughkeepsie safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New York as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Poughkeepsie to other cities in the state and across the country, Poughkeepsie is 18% safer than other cities of New York and 13% safer than other cities in the nation. Poughkeepsie has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      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 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Poughkeepsie is 1 in 44
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Poughkeepsie, 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 62 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 is 1 in 44.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Poughkeepsie, 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 Poughkeepsie has not changed, the amount of property crime in Poughkeepsie has decreased by 19%, and the total amount of crime in Poughkeepsie has decreased by 14% year over 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 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
      Merritt Park, NY1,74274305379
      Millbrook, NY1,49182338420
      Clintondale, NY1,227112460572
      Brinckerhoff, NY2,538127524651
      Tillson, NY1,818133546678
      Stone Ridge, NY1,092133546679
      Hyde Park, NY1,927134551685
      Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117061,6152,322

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pueblo West, CO30,4955373,6164,153
      Los Gatos, CA30,491321,4851,518
      LaGrange, GA30,5354254,6005,024
      Clearfield, UT30,4831871,4641,651
      Estero, FL30,4701669861,152
      Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117061,6152,322
      Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.