Hempstead, NY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Hempstead is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Hempstead is 1 in 63. Based on FBI crime data, Hempstead is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Hempstead has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Hempstead has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Hempstead is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

For Hempstead, 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 Hempstead is one in 186.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the village, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Hempstead 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Hempstead; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Hempstead Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Hempstead Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

297

580

877

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.39

10.52

15.91

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.39
3.59
National Median: 4
    Hempstead
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 186

in Hempstead

1 in 279

in New York State

Hempstead VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,113
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 11 101 178
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.20 1.83 3.23

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
10.52
13.73
National Median: 21
    Hempstead
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 95

in Hempstead

1 in 73

in New York State

Hempstead Property CRIMES

Population: 55,113
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 120 349 111
Rate per 1,000 2.18 6.33 2.01

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Hempstead Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
238
35
National Median: 28.3
    Hempstead
    New York