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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 104%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleRochester/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,651n/a (estimate)4,1651,7912,580
Murder29n/a14.02.95.0
Rape131n/a63.133.642.6
Robbery516n/a248.493.186.2
Assault939n/a452.1220.9246.8
Violent crime1,615n/a (estimate)778351381
Burglary1,178n/a567.2159.3376.0
Theft5,285n/a2,544.51,214.01,594.6
Vehicle theft573n/a275.967.2228.9
Property crime7,036n/a (estimate)3,3881,4412,200

Key findings

  • Rochester crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rochester are 104% higher than the national average
  • In Rochester you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rochester is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rochester has decreased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Rochester (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Rochester, per 100,000 residents. In Rochester, the total number of daily crimes is 2.33 times more than the New York average and 1.61 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Rochester are 2.22 times more than the New York average and 2.04 times more than the national average. For property crime, Rochester has a daily crime rate that is 2.35 times more than the New York average and 1.54 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Rochester (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in New York and all other cities across the US, is Rochester safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Rochester is safer than 10% of other cities in the state of New York. In addition, Rochester is safer than 6% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New York and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Rochester. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Rochester is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rochester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rochester is 1 in 129
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rochester is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rochester is 1 in 25
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rochester? If you reside in Rochester, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 129. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 30 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 Rochester, is 1 in 25.

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

      Determining whether Rochester is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Rochester violent crime rates have decreased by 13%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Rochester has decreased by 11% in the same time frame.

      Rochester police department

      ItemRochesterNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)879109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.12.93.3
      There are a total of 879 Rochester police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.6% greater than the New York average and 27.5% 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
      Pittsford, NY1,57392377468
      Honeoye Falls, NY2,734162667830
      Victor, NY2,767164676840
      Churchville, NY2,093184756940
      Scottsville, NY2,266190781971
      Caledonia, NY2,117191787978
      Spencerport, NY3,6182168881,104
      Rochester, NY210,2917783,3884,165

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Modesto, CA208,5128823,5804,462
      Spokane, WA212,0787987,0757,873
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Des Moines, IA212,8596704,4135,083
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3334,1355,468
      Rochester, NY210,2917783,3884,165
      Source: The Rochester, 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.