Syracuse, NY
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Syracuse 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 22. Within New York, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Syracuse.

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

For Syracuse, 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 Syracuse is one in 124.

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 Syracuse 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Syracuse is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Syracuse, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Syracuse Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Syracuse Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,161

5,439

6,600

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.05

37.73

45.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Syracuse 8.05
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 124

in Syracuse

1 in 263

in New York State

Syracuse VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 144,142
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22 87 361 691
Rate per 1,000 0.15 0.60 2.50 4.79

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
Syracuse 37.73
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Syracuse

1 in 62

in New York State

Syracuse Property CRIMES

Population: 144,142
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,229 3,884 326
Rate per 1,000 8.53 26.95 2.26

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

Syracuse Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Syracuse 258
New York State 41