Hempstead, NY
Crime Rates

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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Hempstead has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hempstead is 1 in 60. How does Hempstead fare compared to other communities in New York of all population sizes? Hempstead's crime rate is lower than approximately 18% of New York communities.

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 168.

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


(100 is safest)

Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Hempstead Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Hempstead 5.95
New York State 3.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 168

in Hempstead

1 in 280

in New York State


Population: 55,806
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 6 109 211
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.11 1.95 3.78


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Hempstead 10.66
New York State 15.14

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 94

in Hempstead

1 in 66

in New York State

Hempstead Property CRIMES

Population: 55,806
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 92 395 108
Rate per 1,000 1.65 7.08 1.94

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Hempstead Crimes Per Square Mile

Hempstead 251
New York State 39