Tonawanda, NY
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The crime rate in Tonawanda is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Tonawanda is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Tonawanda is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New York, Tonawanda has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Tonawanda compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Tonawanda with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Tonawanda's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Tonawanda 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 Tonawanda.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Tonawanda's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Tonawanda is one in 573.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Tonawanda's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Tonawanda 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 Tonawanda is one in 50.

Tonawanda Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Tonawanda Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

297

323

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.74

19.92

21.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tonawanda 1.74
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 573

in Tonawanda

1 in 263

in New York State
Tonawanda VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 14,907
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 5 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.34 1.14
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
Tonawanda 19.92
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Tonawanda

1 in 62

in New York State
Tonawanda Property CRIMES
Population: 14,907
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 34 255 8
Rate per 1,000 2.28 17.11 0.54
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

Tonawanda Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tonawanda 84
New York State 41