Ithaca, NY
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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 22 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 46. 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 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Ithaca compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Ithaca with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Ithaca's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 390. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ithaca's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Ithaca 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 Ithaca is one in 52.

Ithaca Crime Data

 
Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Ithaca Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

79

593

672

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.57

19.26

21.83

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ithaca 2.57
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 390

in Ithaca

1 in 263

in New York State
Ithaca VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 30,788
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Ithaca 19.26
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Ithaca

1 in 62

in New York State
Ithaca Property CRIMES
Population: 30,788
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Ithaca Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ithaca 111
New York State 41