Latham, NY
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The crime rate in Latham is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Latham is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Latham is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Latham has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Latham compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Latham with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Latham'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 Latham 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 Latham.

For Latham, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Latham than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1089, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Latham's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Latham 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 Latham is one in 40.

Latham Crime Data

 
Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Latham Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

716

742

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.92

25.28

26.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Latham 0.92
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,089

in Latham

1 in 263

in New York State
Latham VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 28,319
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
Latham 25.28
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Latham

1 in 62

in New York State
Latham Property CRIMES
Population: 28,319
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

Latham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Latham 40
New York State 41