Canandaigua, NY
Crime Rates


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Canandaigua, NY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Canandaigua is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Canandaigua is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Canandaigua is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Canandaigua has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Canandaigua to other communities of similar population, then Canandaigua crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Canandaigua 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 Canandaigua 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 Canandaigua.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Canandaigua 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 Canandaigua; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 275. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Canandaigua experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Canandaigua's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Canandaigua 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 Canandaigua is one in 45.

Canandaigua Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Canandaigua Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Canandaigua 3.64
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 275

in Canandaigua

1 in 263

in New York State


Population: 10,431
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 12 3 22
Rate per 1,000 0.10 1.15 0.29 2.11


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)

Canandaigua 22.43
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Canandaigua

1 in 62

in New York State

Canandaigua Property CRIMES

Population: 10,431
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 190 7
Rate per 1,000 3.55 18.21 0.67

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

Canandaigua Crimes Per Square Mile

Canandaigua 56
New York State 41