Wantagh, NY
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Wantagh, NY crime analytics


Wantagh is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (71%) and also has a lower crime rate than 55% of the communities in New York, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Wantagh is one in 101 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Wantagh has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Wantagh is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

For Wantagh, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Wantagh than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1367, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Wantagh is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Wantagh than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 109.

Wantagh Crime Data

 
Crime Index

71

(100 is safest)


Safer than 71% of U.S. Cities

Wantagh Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

176

190

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.73

9.20

9.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wantagh 0.73
New York State 3.80
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,367

in Wantagh

1 in 263

in New York State
Wantagh VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 19,134
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Wantagh 9.20
New York State 16.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 109

in Wantagh

1 in 62

in New York State
Wantagh Property CRIMES
Population: 19,134
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Wantagh Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wantagh 46
New York State 41