Ithaca, 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 Ithaca is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Ithaca is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Ithaca is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Ithaca has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ithaca 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 Ithaca; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 467. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ithaca is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ithaca, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

Ithaca Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Ithaca Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

66

973

1,039

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.14

31.55

33.69

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.14
3.59
National Median: 4
    Ithaca
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 467

in Ithaca

1 in 279

in New York State

Ithaca VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,837
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 23 10 32
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.75 0.32 1.04

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
31.55
13.73
National Median: 21
    Ithaca
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Ithaca

1 in 73

in New York State

Ithaca Property CRIMES

Population: 30,837
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 72 880 21
Rate per 1,000 2.33 28.54 0.68

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

Ithaca Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
171
35
National Median: 28.3
    Ithaca
    New York