Owego, NY
Crime Rates


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Owego, NY crime analytics

The crime rate in Owego is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Owego is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Owego is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Owego has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 3,736, Owego has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Owego 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 Owego.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Owego 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 Owego; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 287. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Owego 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Owego's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Owego 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 Owego is one in 30.

Owego Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Owego Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Owego 3.48
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 287

in Owego

1 in 263

in New York State


Population: 3,736
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 3 6
Rate per 1,000 0.27 0.80 0.80 1.61


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)

Owego 33.46
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Owego

1 in 62

in New York State

Owego Property CRIMES

Population: 3,736
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 109 5
Rate per 1,000 2.94 29.18 1.34

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

Owego Crimes Per Square Mile

Owego 52
New York State 41