Geneseo, NY
Crime Rates


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Geneseo, 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 Geneseo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Geneseo is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Geneseo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Geneseo has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Geneseo, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Geneseo than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1022, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Geneseo's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Geneseo 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 Geneseo is one in 39.

Geneseo Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Geneseo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Geneseo 0.98
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,022

in Geneseo

1 in 263

in New York State


Population: 8,173
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 * 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.49 0.12 0.37
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.


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)

Geneseo 25.57
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Geneseo

1 in 62

in New York State

Geneseo Property CRIMES

Population: 8,173
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 182 4
Rate per 1,000 2.81 22.27 0.49

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

Geneseo Crimes Per Square Mile

Geneseo 76
New York State 41