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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 18%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleSyracuse/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,5932,167 (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 crime1,129437 (estimate)793359379
Burglary850n/a596.8141.9340.5
Theft3,051n/a2,142.01,166.11,549.5
Vehicle theft563n/a395.365.3219.9
Property crime4,4641,729 (estimate)3,1341,3732,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 15% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 65% of the cities in New York
  • Year over year crime in Syracuse has increased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 229
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 58
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 47

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

      Syracuse police department

      ItemDowntownSyracuseNew York
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a534109,351
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.72.9

      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
      Liverpool, NY2,252177677854
      Camillus, NY1,241178682860
      Lakeland, NY2,727189723912
      Bridgeport, NY1,593191730921
      Nedrow, NY2,236203778982
      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 Downtown, Syracuse, 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.