New York’s 50 Safest Cities of 2022

Safest Cities for New York graphic

The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the eighth annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in New York for 2022

See if your city made the full list.

New York is more worried about safety and crime than any other state. Seventy percent of respondents to our State of Safety survey told us they have high levels of concern every day—23 points higher than the national average of 47%. 

Survey respondents also noted a big uptick in personal experiences with violent crime, property crime, and gun violence compared to the previous reporting year. Still, New York’s statewide crime rates are lower than US averages, and its 50 safest cities report some of the lowest crime rates in the country.

In this report

2022 New York crime rates

New York's violent crime rate held steady this year at 3.6 incidents per 1,000 people, lower than the US rate of 4.0. In contrast, the state's property crime rate went up from 13.9 incidents per 1,000 people to 14.1, but that’s still five incidents fewer per capita than the US rate of 19.6.

Among all 50 states, New York had the eighteenth-highest violent crime rate, tied with West Virginia and Indiana. When it comes to property crime, New York has the ninth-lowest property crime rate.

Bar chart of violent and property crime rates per 1,000 people where the national average of 4.0 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.6 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Image: SafeWise

Level of concern and experience with crime in New York

Compared to our previous reporting year, more New Yorkers expressed daily concerns for their personal safety, moving the state to the top spot in this year’s report. Residents were also more concerned than any other group of Americans when it came to violent crime, property crime, package theft, and gun violence. 

A greater number of survey respondents told us they had personal experiences with crime and violence in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crime and gun violence accounted for the biggest jump in personal experiences with crime, but encounters with property crime also increased sharply.

We also found that 76% of New Yorkers worry about the coronavirus pandemic on a daily basis. This is much higher than most Americans (62%) and the third-highest in the nation behind Hawaii (80%) and California (77%).

Pictogram showing the percentage of state residents that are concerned about their safety on a daily basis, as well as which type of crime they are concerned about the most, and which crimes they have experienced within the past 12 months. Crimes include violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise. Past 12 months=12 months prior to survey.

Crime concerns in New York

We asked New Yorkers which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if New York residents are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country. 

Bar chart showing percentages of how concerned state residents are about crime compared to the national averages for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

View the complete 2022 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in New York: Fear vs. reality

Just two out of five New Yorkers feel safe in their home state—no other state worries more about crime or trusts law enforcement less. This is justifiable when accounting for survey participants' increasing reports of personal experiences with violent crime, but it doesn’t line up with the stagnant statewide violent crime rate.

  • 40% of New York residents reported feeling safe in their state compared to 55% of Americans.
  • 23% of New Yorkers reported having a personal experience with violent crime in the 12 months prior to the survey—a steep increase from 13% last year.
  • Murder is an uncommon violent crime in The Empire State, making up 1% of violent crimes (US 2%). There were 3 murders in the state's 50 safest cities.
  • Rape accounts for 8% of violent crimes in New York (US 10%). The 50 safest cities have a higher number of instances at 18%.
  • 31% of survey participants report using some form of personal protection—just below the US average (34%). Stun devices are the most common type of self-defense device used in New York.
  • 58% of respondents in New York say their personal safety has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 44% of Americans—only Florida (61%) and Hawaii (60%) reported higher numbers.

Attitudes about gun violence in New York

  • Four-fifths (80%) of people in New York said gun violence was a top safety concern—this was the highest in the nation, which averaged 53%.
  • About 1 in 5 (18%) survey respondents experienced gun violence in the 12 months prior to being surveyed, more than double our previous survey (8%).
  • New York saw a 5% decline in mass shooting events year over year, although New York City saw a surge in gun-related violence.
  • There were 36 mass shooting incidents recorded in New York in 2021, compared to 38 in 2020.
  • 6% of New York respondents who use some type of personal protection rely on a concealed carry firearm. (Pepper spray and stun guns are more common.)
  • Firearms are used by 11% of respondents who take measures to secure their property—the same number that rely on a dog or other guard animal. 
Line graph of violent and property crime rates over the past three years in the state compared to national crime rates per 1,000 residents for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

Property crime in New York: Fear vs. reality

New York is one of just 11 states that saw a rise in property crimes year over year, but it still has one the lowest property crime rates in the nation. 

Despite the low incidence of property crime, New Yorkers worry more about property crimes than others in the US. Survey respondents' increased reports of personal experiences with property crime and package theft might explain why they worry more than in previous years. 

  • 1.4 times as many New Yorkers (19%) reported personal experiences with property crime this survey year as they did in the last survey (14%).
  • Burglary accounts for 12% of all property crimes in The Empire State (the 50 safest cities average 9%), which is lower than the national rate of 16%.
  • 30% of survey respondents experienced a package theft in the 12 months prior to being surveyed—this is 50% higher than the US average of 20% and the highest in the country.
  • 57% of residents in New York use some form of property protection—close to the 60% national average.
  • The top form of property protection in New York this year was security cameras with 30% of survey respondents using them. This tops the national average of 28%.
  • 45% of people in New York say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the security of their property—this is the highest in the US, which averages 29%.

A closer look at the safest cities in New York

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • 161 cities met criteria to be considered for ranking. 
  • Lewisboro Town is the safest city in New York for the fifth year running, but Highlands Town tied the reigning champ this year. Neither city reported any crime incidents to the FBI. 
  • Warwick Town (number 32) and East Fishkill Town (number 34) made their debuts on our list this year. 
  • Hudson Falls Village saw the biggest jump year over year, rising 48 spots to join the top 50 at number 41.
  • 11 of the cities reported 0 violent crimes, and 49 saw fewer than 1 violent crime per 1,000 people. 
  • The safest cities reflect the slight statewide increase in property crime (by number of incidents while keeping the same overall rate), reporting nearly 1,000 more collective incidents than last year. 
  • 98% of the safest cities have fewer than 40,000 residents. Ramapo Town has the highest population on the list, with just over 95,000.
  • 43 cities have a median household income that’s above the US average of $67,521, and 28 are higher than $100,000 per year. 
Map of state with markers and labels highlighting the cities with the lowest crime rates.

Image: SafeWise

The 50 safest cities in New York

Lewisboro Town, New York
#1
Lewisboro Town
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,533
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $158,299
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Highlands Town, New York
#2
Highlands Town
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,329
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,022
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.8, 0.5
  • Info
    0.0, 0.8, 0.5
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Northport, New York
#3
Northport Village
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+2
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,258
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $114,375
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 1.0, 3.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Chester Town, New York
#4
Chester Town
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+29
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,095
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $107,396
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 1.0, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.9, 2.2
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Rye, New York
#5
Rye
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+1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,692
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $192,688
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.1, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.0, 3.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Cornwall Town, New York
#6
Cornwall Town
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+2
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,538
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,563
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.2, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.7, N/A
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Malverne Village, New York
#7
Malverne Village
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+2
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,482
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $126,964
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.2, 2.0
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Canton Village, New York
#8
Canton Village
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,516
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,266
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.0, 2.8, 4.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Whitestown, New York
#9
Whitestown Town
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+2
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,948
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,389
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 3.1, 3.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Sleepy Hollow Village, New York
#10
Sleepy Hollow Village
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-9
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,064
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,125
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 0.0, 0.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Stillwater Town, New York
#11
Stillwater Town
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-1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,340
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,628
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 2.2, 1.6
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Bedford, New York
#12
Bedford Town
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,672
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $129,140
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 3.2, 2.3
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Kent, New York
#13
Kent Town
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+5
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,123
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $100,385
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.4, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.8, 2.0, 3.8
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Marlborough Town, New York
#14
Marlborough Town
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+29
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,579
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,058
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 5.2, 4.3
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Eden, New York
#15
Eden Town
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+21
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,602
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,884
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.3, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.9, 4.7, 4.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
#16
Long Beach
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+9
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    33,461
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $97,022
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 2.0, 2.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Stony Point, New York
#17
Stony Point Town
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+22
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,338
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $112,893
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.6, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.9, 3.3, 3.3
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Shawangunk Town, New York
#18
Shawangunk Town
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Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,782
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,778
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.1, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.8, 3.0, N/A
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Carmel Town, New York
#19
Carmel Town
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-5
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    34,093
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,016
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.3, 2.2, 3.8
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
New Castle, New York
#20
New Castle Town
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-7
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,824
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $247,090
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.1, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.3, 3.0, 2.9
  • Info
    4.3, 3.0, 2.9
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Mamaroneck Town, New York
#21
Mamaroneck Town
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+26
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,017
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $137,135
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.2, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.5, 6.5, 6.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Glen Cove, New York
#22
Glen Cove
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-3
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,186
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,702
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.2, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.9, 3.1, 4.0
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Walden Village, New York
#23
Walden Village
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+18
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,666
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $74,107
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 5.4, 9.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Mount Hope Town, New York
#24
Mount Hope Town
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-17
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,625
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,153
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.2, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.1, 0.9, N/A
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Tuckahoe, New York
#25
Tuckahoe Village
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-2
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,554
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,736
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.0, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.2, 4.3, 2.2
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Harrison, New York
#26
Harrison Town
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,110
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $123,030
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.3, 5.3, 3.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Briarcliff Manor, New York
#27
Briarcliff Manor Village
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-11
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,126
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $181,125
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.2, 3.6, 2.0
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Irvington, New York
#28
Irvington Village
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-0-
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,478
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $139,917
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.0, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.5, 5.1, 2.6
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Croton-on-Hudson Village
#29
Croton-on-Hudson Village
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+9
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,097
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $130,000
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.4, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.9, 4.4, N/A
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Yorktown Town, New York
#30
Yorktown Town
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+14
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,284
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $127,763
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.2, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.4, 5.9, 5.0
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
East Aurora-Aurora Town, New York
#31
East Aurora-Aurora Town
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+1
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,748
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,045
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.1, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.5, 4.9, 5.7
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Warwick Town, NY map
#32
Warwick Town
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,459
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,730
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, N/A, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.9, N/A, 6.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Eastchester Town, New York
#33
Eastchester Town
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-12
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,991
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $127,212
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.8, 3.3, 4.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
#34
East Fishkill Town
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New
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,578
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $113,087
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, N/A, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, N/A, 4.6
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Schodack, NY
#35
Schodack Town
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+27
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,617
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $81,234
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.8, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.0, 6.3, 4.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
North Castle Town, New York
#36
North Castle Town
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+14
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,266
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $186,591
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.3, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.2, 6.1, 4.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Floral Park Village, New York
#37
Floral Park Village
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-17
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,844
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $117,857
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.9, 1.6, 2.9
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
New Castle, New York
#38
Rockville Centre Village
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+20
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,604
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $113,769
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.4, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.3, 7.1, 7.2
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Rye Brook Village, New York
#39
Rye Brook Village
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+7
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,542
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $141,652
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.0, 7.2, 4.8
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Port Washington, New York
#40
Port Washington
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-3
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,391
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $141,667
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 4.7, 9.6
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Hudson Falls Village, NY
#41
Hudson Falls Village
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+48
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,029
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,557
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 2.0, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 6.4, 6.1
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Cairo Town, New York
#42
Cairo Town
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-11
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,390
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,576
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.1, 4.7, 5.6
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
#43
Pelham Village
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+17
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,956
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $133,464
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.2, 6.5, 8.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Baldwinsville Village, New York
#44
Baldwinsville Village
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-9
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,895
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $64,706
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.0, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.3, 5.8, 6.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Tarrytown Village, New York
#45
Tarrytown Village
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,383
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $124,046
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.5, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.8, 5.1, 3.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Ramapo, NY
#46
Ramapo Town
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+5
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    95,165
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,655
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.7, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 4.6, 5.7
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Amityville Village, NY
#47
Amityville Village
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+9
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,387
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $95,865
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.5, 7.2, 10.4
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Dobbs Ferry Village, New York
#48
Dobbs Ferry Village
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-14
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,037
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $143,462
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.4, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.7, 4.0, 8.3
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Geneseo Village, NY
#49
Geneseo Village
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+19
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,130
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $27,062
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.2, 10.2, 10.5
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime
Geographic location of Orangetown, NY
#50
Orangetown Town
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+17
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,320
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $108,074
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.9, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.7, 7.1, N/A
  • Info
    VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crime

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We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, based on the state’s median population. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

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2022 Rank
City
Population
2022 VC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
2022 PC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
2021 Rank
51Lynbrook Village19,4410.85.952
52Ogden Town20,6030.57.561
53Haverstraw Town37,0340.86.1N/A
54Pleasantville Village7,2800.57.659
55Orchard Park Town29,6530.39.386
56Hamburg Village9,7440.67.357
57Lloyd Town10,4840.67.670
58Lancaster Town37,6330.39.273
59Webster Town and Village45,4490.68.0N/A
60Glens Falls14,2150.77.491
61Port Chester Village29,1810.87.264
62Ossining Village24,7860.77.963
63Garden City Village22,4650.210.875
64Coeymans Town7,2471.15.7110
65Cicero Town28,7550.510.142
66Greenburgh Town44,7270.69.778
67Monroe Village8,6090.311.396
68Hastings-on-Hudson Village7,8530.312.054
69Brockport Village8,1421.26.471
70Clarkstown Town80,4620.510.887
71Camillus Town and Village24,0980.511.081
72Saugerties Town18,9561.17.685
73Manlius Town24,1390.610.777
74New Windsor Town27,9800.710.779
75Beacon13,9841.18.899
76Bethlehem Town35,0390.710.892
77Peekskill24,3711.47.280
78Mamaroneck Village19,1541.09.569
79Macedon Town and Village8,8561.09.866
80Southampton Town51,1620.711.674
81Southold Town19,9570.613.576
82Ulster Town12,6260.912.3114
83Glenville Town21,6090.614.494
84Evans Town16,0611.49.693
85North Tonawanda30,1041.211.0100
86Vestal Town28,6390.516.3N/A
87Riverhead Town33,4610.814.2112
88North Greenbush Town12,2641.014.6N/A
89Plattsburgh City19,4601.412.3111
90West Seneca Town45,2781.313.0105
91Hamburg Town46,5131.114.5106
92Geddes Town10,0020.617.698
93Rensselaer City9,1492.19.1N/A
94Amherst Town121,3041.315.4109
95Johnstown8,1831.215.6117
96Niskayuna Town22,4280.818.890
97Guilderland Town34,1030.719.9129
98Depew Village14,9651.515.295
99Scotia Village7,6310.919.1116
100Niagara Town8,0120.124.3131
101Brighton Town35,8530.919.6104
102Saratoga Springs28,3971.915.8125
103Greece Town95,4311.617.9128
104New Hartford Town and Village20,1730.923.1140
105Amsterdam17,6752.115.9115
106Spring Valley Village32,3563.010.6133
107Horseheads Village6,3252.215.3101
108Port Jervis8,5262.613.6145
109Olean13,3341.918.1147
110Seneca Falls Town8,5731.719.0130
111Colonie Town79,0821.023.4126
112Yonkers200,8163.39.9123
113Rome31,9782.017.8118
114North Syracuse Village6,6072.316.5108
115Rotterdam Town30,0711.223.7134
116Kenmore Village14,9682.516.283
117Wallkill Town29,1591.721.5120
118Geneva12,5693.013.8121
119Newburgh Town31,6911.524.1137
120Middletown28,1943.213.6122
121Poughkeepsie Town38,9341.822.9139
122Monticello Village6,3383.612.9143
123Dunkirk11,6732.321.2124
124Fredonia Village10,2051.129.2N/A
125East Greenbush Town16,1860.932.7127
126Tonawanda14,7003.119.5119
127Gates Town28,2222.325.9144
128DeWitt Town24,9471.829.0135
129Kingston22,6823.720.1141
130Elmira26,8202.230.3157
131Cortland18,6152.627.6136
132Canandaigua10,1123.721.7146
133Corning10,4693.226.1N/A
134Cheektowaga Town76,5362.829.1149
135Mount Vernon67,3395.713.1148
136Ilion Village7,6133.725.5156
137Herkimer Village7,2121.440.1164
138Hempstead Village55,2306.510.3142
139New York8,300,3775.815.6152
140Batavia14,2784.524.2N/A
141Lakewood-Busti7,1250.748.3161
142Norwich6,4744.326.1159
143Lackawanna17,6745.719.6154
144Newark Village8,7843.533.5151
145Ithaca30,9273.237.4138
146Endicott Village12,4434.231.9N/A
147Lockport20,2125.724.2N/A
148Gloversville14,6565.427.3160
149Utica59,4835.033.9167
150Poughkeepsie30,4808.017.4163
151Schenectady65,1767.224.9169
152Troy49,0526.728.8165
153Syracuse142,0118.428.2171
154Oneida10,8496.244.2162
155Albany96,3189.027.5170
156Rochester205,1998.233.6172
157Watertown24,6247.439.3168
158Newburgh28,09510.125.6174
159Johnson City Village14,0554.662.8173
160Binghamton44,0838.440.3176
161Buffalo254,62710.230.8175
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Sources

FBI: Crime Data Explorer, Accessed March 8, 2022.

US Census Bureau, "Data Explorer," Accessed January 24, 2022.

Best Places, “Find a Place Search Tool,” Accessed January 24, 2022.

SafeWise, “2021 State of Safety survey,” Accessed March 8, 2022.

Gun Violence Archive, “Past Summary Ledgers,” Accessed January 24, 2022.

Gun Violence Archive, “General Methodology,” Accessed March 8, 2022.

Melody Hicks, Ben Stickle, Joshua Harms, American Journal of Criminal Justice, “Assessing the Fear of Package Theft,” January 04, 2021. Accessed March 8, 2022.

For definitions and more on data sources, see our methodology page.

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Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past eight. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime reports and spotting trends. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, NPR, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips.

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