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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 of 31 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 32. Within New York, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Schenectady.

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 185.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Schenectady's rate for property crime is 26 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 39.

Schenectady Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 10% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Schenectady Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    New York

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 185

in Schenectady

1 in 319

in New York State

Schenectady Violent Crimes

Population: 66,990
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 33 70 257
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.49 1.04 3.84

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    New York

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Schenectady

1 in 74

in New York State

Property Crimes

Population: 66,990
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 200 1,345 174
Rate per 1,000 2.99 20.08 2.60

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Schenectady Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8
    New York