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Peekskill, 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 for both violent and property crime combined of 9 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Peekskill is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 64% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Peekskill is one in 115. Compared to communities within New York, Peekskill‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 44% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Peekskill is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Peekskill has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Peekskill is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Peekskill's violent crime rate is 1 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 Peekskill is one in 706.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Peekskill 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 of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Peekskill is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Peekskill than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 137.

Peekskill Crime Data

 

Crime Index

64

(100 is safest)


Safer than 64% of U.S. Cities

Peekskill Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

36

185

221

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.42

7.27

8.69

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.42
3.48
National Median: 4
    Peekskill
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 706

in Peekskill

1 in 287

in New York State

Peekskill VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,431
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 4 14 15
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.16 0.55 0.59

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
7.27
13.5
National Median: 19
    Peekskill
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 137

in Peekskill

1 in 74

in New York State

Peekskill Property CRIMES

Population: 25,431
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 163 10
Rate per 1,000 0.47 6.41 0.39

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

Peekskill Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
39
36
National Median: 26.9
    Peekskill
    New York