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Staten Island, 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

Staten Island has an overall crime rate of 10 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Staten Island is 1 in 97. How does Staten Island fare compared to other communities in New York of all population sizes? Staten Island's crime rate is lower than approximately 35% of New York communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Staten Island, and we found that the crime rate in Staten Island is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Staten Island is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Staten Island 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 Staten Island.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Staten Island occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Staten Island; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 439. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Staten Island; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 8 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Staten Island Crime Data

 

Crime Index

56

(100 is safest)


Safer than 56% of U.S. Cities

Staten Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,130

3,998

5,128

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.28

8.06

10.34

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.28
3.48
National Median: 4
    Staten Island
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 439

in Staten Island

1 in 287

in New York State

Staten Island VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 495,747
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17 82 208 823
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.17 0.42 1.66

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
8.06
13.5
National Median: 19
    Staten Island
    New York

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 124

in Staten Island

1 in 74

in New York State

Staten Island Property CRIMES

Population: 495,747
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 254 3,571 173
Rate per 1,000 0.51 7.20 0.35

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

Staten Island Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
89
36
National Median: 26.9
    Staten Island
    New York