Beacon, NY
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The crime rate in Beacon is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Beacon is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Beacon is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Beacon has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Beacon compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Beacon with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Beacon's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Beacon 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 Beacon.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Beacon occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Beacon; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 235. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Beacon's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Beacon 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 Beacon is one in 53.

Beacon Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Beacon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

61

269

330

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.25

18.75

23.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beacon 4.25
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 235

in Beacon

1 in 263

in New York State

Beacon VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,347
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 12 45
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.28 0.84 3.14

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
Beacon 18.75
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Beacon

1 in 62

in New York State

Beacon Property CRIMES

Population: 14,347
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 229 13
Rate per 1,000 1.88 15.96 0.91

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

Beacon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Beacon 68
New York State 41