Gowanda, NY
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The crime rate in Gowanda is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Gowanda is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Gowanda is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Gowanda has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gowanda 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 Gowanda; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 439. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Gowanda Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Gowanda Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

68

74

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.28

25.80

28.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gowanda 2.28
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 439

in Gowanda

1 in 263

in New York State
Gowanda VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,636
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.28
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
Gowanda 25.80
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Gowanda

1 in 62

in New York State
Gowanda Property CRIMES
Population: 2,636
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 50 2
Rate per 1,000 6.07 18.97 0.76
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

Gowanda Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gowanda 46
New York State 41