Albany, NY
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Albany, NY crime analytics


The crime rate in Albany is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Albany is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Albany is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Albany has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Albany to other communities of similar population, then Albany crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Albany does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Albany does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Albany.

For Albany, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Albany is one in 124.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Albany's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Albany a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Albany is one in 30.

Albany Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Albany Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

797

3,254

4,051

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.09

33.05

41.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 8.09
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 124

in Albany

1 in 263

in New York State
Albany VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 98,469
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 49 234 509
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.50 2.38 5.17
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 33.05
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Albany

1 in 62

in New York State
Albany Property CRIMES
Population: 98,469
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 471 2,672 111
Rate per 1,000 4.78 27.14 1.13
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Albany Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Albany 185
New York State 41