Poughkeepsie, NY
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Poughkeepsie, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Poughkeepsie is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Poughkeepsie is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Poughkeepsie is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Poughkeepsie has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Poughkeepsie, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Poughkeepsie is one in 121.

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 Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie is one in 47.

Poughkeepsie Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Poughkeepsie Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

251

649

900

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.29

21.44

29.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poughkeepsie 8.29
New York State 3.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 121

in Poughkeepsie

1 in 266

in New York State

Poughkeepsie VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,267
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 28 61 159
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.93 2.02 5.25

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poughkeepsie 21.44
New York State 15.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Poughkeepsie

1 in 65

in New York State

Poughkeepsie Property CRIMES

Population: 30,267
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 138 482 29
Rate per 1,000 4.56 15.92 0.96

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Poughkeepsie Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Poughkeepsie 157
New York State 40