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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 109%
Property crime 49%
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 peopleSyracuse/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,593n/a (estimate)3,9271,7322,489
Murder19n/a13.32.95.0
Rape105n/a73.733.842.6
Robbery246n/a172.792.981.6
Assault759n/a532.9229.0250.2
Violent crime1,129n/a (estimate)793359379
Burglary850n/a596.8141.9340.5
Theft3,051n/a2,142.01,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft563n/a395.365.3219.9
Property crime4,464n/a (estimate)3,1341,3732,110

Key findings

  • Syracuse crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Syracuse are 109% higher than the national average
  • In Syracuse you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Syracuse is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Syracuse has increased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Syracuse (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Syracuse 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 Syracuse (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New York, are 2.27 times more than the state average and 1.58 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Syracuse on a daily basis are 2.21 times more than than New York average and 2.09 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Syracuse are 2.28 times more than the daily state average and 1.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Syracuse (higher is better)

      Is Syracuse 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 Syracuse to other cities in the state and across the country, Syracuse is 8% safer than other cities of New York and 7% safer than other cities in the nation. Syracuse has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Syracuse

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Syracuse is 1 in 127
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Syracuse is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Syracuse is 1 in 26
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Syracuse? If you reside in Syracuse, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 127. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 32 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 Syracuse, is 1 in 26.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Syracuse is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Syracuse has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 13% in Syracuse, while property crimes in Syracuse have increased by 1%. Total crime has increased by 4% year over year.

      Syracuse police department

      ItemSyracuseNew YorkNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)534109,351558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.93.3
      There are a total of 534 Syracuse police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.6% greater than the New York average and 12.5% 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
      Skaneateles, NY2,49870266336
      Marcellus, NY1,703136521658
      Cazenovia, NY2,833171653824
      Liverpool, NY2,252177677854
      Camillus, NY1,241178682860
      Lakeland, NY2,727189723912
      Bridgeport, NY1,593191730921
      Syracuse, NY144,3507933,1343,927

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Savannah, GA144,7174423,0793,521
      Metairie, LA144,7723742,1572,531
      Mesquite, TX143,7714793,6324,111
      Frisco, TX145,646801,1981,279
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Syracuse, NY144,3507933,1343,927
      Source: The Syracuse, 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.