Schenectady, NY
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Schenectady, 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Schenectady has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within New York, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Schenectady. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Schenectady to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Schenectady, 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 Schenectady is one in 108.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Schenectady's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Schenectady 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 Schenectady is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Schenectady has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Schenectady is one in 330.

Schenectady Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Schenectady Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

599

2,125

2,724

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.23

32.74

41.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Schenectady 9.23
New York State 3.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 108

in Schenectady

1 in 266

in New York State

Schenectady VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 64,913
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 60 146 387
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.92 2.25 5.96

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
Schenectady 32.74
New York State 15.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Schenectady

1 in 65

in New York State

Schenectady Property CRIMES

Population: 64,913
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 380 1,548 197
Rate per 1,000 5.85 23.85 3.03

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

Schenectady Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Schenectady 248
New York State 40