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47%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
16%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
53%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleYonkers/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,552n/a (estimate)1,2262,1512,324
Murder2n/a1.04.06.3
Rape18n/a8.629.540.0
Robbery207n/a99.5112.066.1
Assault418n/a200.9283.8268.2
Violent crime645n/a (estimate)310429370
Burglary238n/a114.4162.5269.8
Theft1,412n/a678.51,422.01,401.9
Vehicle theft257n/a123.5137.1282.7
Property crime1,907n/a (estimate)9161,7221,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Yonkers, NY

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Yonkers crime rate is 47.2% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Yonkers, there were 645 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 310 per 100,000 individuals, 16.2% lower than the national average. Additionally, Yonkers recorded 1907 property crimes, amounting to 916 per 100,000 residents, 53.1% lower than the U.S. average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Yonkers?

What do the local residents think about crime in Yonkers? Well, based on a recent survey of 47 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 51% of Yonkers residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 49% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Yonkers a Safe Place to Live?

Is Yonkers a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Yonkers has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 47%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 6.99 daily incidents, encompassing 1.77 violent crimes and 5.22 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Yonkers as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Yonkers Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Yonkers. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Yonkers has increased by 16.6%. Violent crimes have increased by 21.7%, while property crimes have increased by 15%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Yonkers

In Yonkers, the poverty rate currently stands at 12.9%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Yonkers crime rates.

In Yonkers, the cost of living is 37.46% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Yonkers are $1,461, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Yonkers crime map



The Yonkers crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Yonkers as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Yonkers crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Yonkers crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Yonkers crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Yonkers are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Yonkers you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Yonkers is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Yonkers has increased by 12%

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        Daily Crime In Yonkers (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Yonkers, NY per 100,000 people. In Yonkers, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.75 times less than the New York average and 1.90 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Yonkers is 1.39 times less than the New York average and 1.19 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Yonkers has a daily crime rate that is 1.88 times less than the New York average and 2.13 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Yonkers (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in New York and all other cities across the US, is Yonkers safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Yonkers is safer than 56% of other cities in the state of New York. In addition, Yonkers is safer than 45% 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 Yonkers. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Yonkers is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Yonkers

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Yonkers is 1 in 323
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Yonkers is 1 in 110
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Yonkers is 1 in 82
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Yonkers, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 323. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 110 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 Yonkers is 1 in 82.

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

        A good indicator of whether Yonkers is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Yonkers has increased by 17%, while the property crime rate in Yonkers has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Yonkers has increased by 12% year over year.

        Yonkers police department

        Item Yonkers New York National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)677109,351558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.42.93.3
        There are a total of 677 Yonkers police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19% greater than the New York average and 4.9% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in New York

        State Total offenders New York /100K National /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.

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        Rockleigh, NJ650000
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        Kensington, NY1,27660242302
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        Yonkers, NY200,1833109161,226

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        Yonkers, NY200,1833109161,226
        Source: The Yonkers, NY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.