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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 97%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleRochester/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,682n/a (estimate)4,2191,7322,489
Murder33n/a16.02.95.0
Rape102n/a49.633.842.6
Robbery429n/a208.592.981.6
Assault976n/a474.3229.0250.2
Violent crime1,540n/a (estimate)748359379
Burglary1,269n/a616.7141.9340.5
Theft5,222n/a2,537.81,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft651n/a316.465.3219.9
Property crime7,142n/a (estimate)3,4711,3732,110

Key findings

  • Rochester crime rates are 69% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rochester are 97% higher than the national average
  • In Rochester you have a 1 in 24 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 increased by 1%

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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 2.44 times more than the New York average and 1.69 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Rochester are 2.09 times more than the New York average and 1.97 times more than the national average. For property crime, Rochester has a daily crime rate that is 2.53 times more than the New York average and 1.65 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 6% 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 134
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rochester is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rochester is 1 in 24
      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 134. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 29 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 24.

      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 4%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Rochester has increased by 1% 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, NY1,57394359453
      Honeoye Falls, NY2,734166636803
      Victor, NY2,767168644813
      Churchville, NY2,093189721909
      Scottsville, NY2,266195745940
      Caledonia, NY2,117196750946
      Spencerport, NY3,6182218471,068
      Rochester, NY210,2917483,4714,219

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Modesto, CA208,5128123,3174,129
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3194,1905,509
      Rochester, NY210,2917483,4714,219
      Source: The Rochester, 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.