Herkimer, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Herkimer has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within New York, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Herkimer.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a village's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 7,234, Herkimer has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Herkimer does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Herkimer.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Herkimer's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Herkimer is one in 482.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Herkimer is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Herkimer, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Herkimer Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Herkimer Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

309

324

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.07

42.71

44.79

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.07
3.48
National Median: 4
    Herkimer
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 482

in Herkimer

1 in 287

in New York State

Herkimer VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,234
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 4 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.69 0.55 0.83

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
42.71
13.5
National Median: 19
    Herkimer
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Herkimer

1 in 74

in New York State

Herkimer Property CRIMES

Population: 7,234
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 34 272 3
Rate per 1,000 4.70 37.60 0.41

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Herkimer Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
120
36
National Median: 26.9
    Herkimer
    New York