Poughkeepsie, NY
CRIME DATA & CRIME RATES




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Poughkeepsie, NY crime analytics


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 32 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 31. 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 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Poughkeepsie to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 120.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Poughkeepsie's rate for property crime is 24 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 41.

Poughkeepsie Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Poughkeepsie Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

254

733

987

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.36

24.13

32.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poughkeepsie 8.36
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 120

in Poughkeepsie

1 in 263

in New York State
Poughkeepsie VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 30,371
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 35 70 147
Rate per 1,000 0.07 1.15 2.30 4.84
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
Poughkeepsie 24.13
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Poughkeepsie

1 in 62

in New York State
Poughkeepsie Property CRIMES
Population: 30,371
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 157 544 32
Rate per 1,000 5.17 17.91 1.05
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

Poughkeepsie Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Poughkeepsie 173
New York State 41