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Safest Cities in New York

2019 Guide to New York's Safest Cities

List of New York’s Safest Cities

 

Mention New York and the towering skyline of New York City most likely comes to mind. But New York is not just about Wall Street, Broadway, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. 

While the city makes the headlines with Mafia crime boss murders and a notoriously high crime rate….most of New York is fairly rural and enjoys surprisingly low crime rates.

 

Average New York Crime Rate

The average New York Crime Rate is as follows:

Propert Crime Rate in New York

Average New York Crime Rate – Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

What are the Safest Places to Live in New York?

 

New York is home to a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates.

Eighty percent of our Top 10 Safest Cities in New York had less than 75 property crimes.

Seven of the cities had 5 or less violent crimes.

These are extremely low numbers!

If you are looking for the best places to live in New York, this list of safest cities in New York is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in New York.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in New York

(Population 10K +)

1.   Lewisboro

2.   Bedford

3.   Floral Park

4.   Schodack

5.   Carmel

6.   Harrison

7.   Tarrytown

8.   Rye

9.   Kent

10.  Mamaroneck

Safest Cities in New York – Video Summary

Lewisboro, NY

Lewisboro, NY

Population

12,823

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

1

Bedford, NY

Bedford, NY

Population

17,997

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

37

Floral Park, NY

Floral Park, NY

Population

15,959

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

42

Schodack, NY

Schodack, NY

Population

11,685

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

43

Carmel, NY

Carmel, NY

Population

34,243

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

125

Harrison, NY

Harrison, NY

Population

28,480

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

116

Tarrytown, NY

Tarrytown, NY

Population

11,577

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

49

Rye, NY

Rye, NY

Population

16,021

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

73

Kent, NY

Kent, NY

Population

13,241

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

62

Mamaroneck, NY

Mamaroneck, NY

Population

12,218

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

60

More of the Safest Places to Live in New York

Best Places to Live in New York with 10,000+ Population

11-20

Stony Point

Port Washington

East Fishkill

Hyde Park

Blooming Grove

Plattekill

Lynbrook

Shawangunk

Glen Cove

Fishkill

31-40

Ramapo

Eastchester

Haverstraw

Orangetown

Fallsburg

Orchard Park

Garden City

Cicero

Lloyd

Webster

21-30

Suffern

Warwick

Yorktown

Long Beach

Aurora

Mamaroneck Village

Scarsdale

Rockville Centre

Dobbs Ferry

Peekskill

41-50

Ossining

Ogden

Southold

Freeport

Lancaster

Saugerties

East Hampton

Port Chester

New Paltz

Camillus

Safest New York Cities with Populations over 40K

Safest Cities in New York with Populations over 40,000

 

Larger cities face a number of challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have to deal with.  Following are some of the larger cities that have some of the safest neighborhoods in New York.

The Home Security Advisor recognizes the Top 10 larger cities in New York that have done an outstanding job keeping crime rates down and communities safe.

Following is our 2019 list of the safest communities in New York with a minimum population of at least 40K.

Ramapo, NY

Ramapo, NY

Population

94,019

Violent Crimes

44

Property Crimes

693

Webster, NY

Webster, NY

Population

45,096

Violent Crimes

32

Property Crimes

411

Southampton, NY

Southampton, NY

Population

50,987

Violent Crimes

62

Property Crimes

611

West Seneca, NY

West Seneca, NY

Population

45,597

Violent Crimes

44

Property Crimes

563

Greenburgh, NY

Greenburgh, NY

Population

45,923

Violent Crimes

50

Property Crimes

613

Clarkstown, NY

Clarkstown, NY

Population

81,810

Violent Crimes

89

Property Crimes

1125

Hempstead, NY

Hempstead, NY

Population

55,807

Violent Crimes

332

Property Crimes

593

Amherst, NY

Amherst, NY

Population

121,150

Violent Crimes

124

Property Crimes

1868

Tonawanda, NY

Tonawanda, NY

Population

57,223

Violent Crimes

100

Property Crimes

912

New Rochelle, NY

New Rochelle, NY

Population

79,960

Violent Crimes

182

Property Crimes

1149

How We Rated Safest Cities in New York

 

To rank the most secure towns and cities of New York, we analyzed the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were considered.

We reviewed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in New York – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in New York, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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