Yonkers, NY
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Yonkers, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Yonkers has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Yonkers is 1 in 78. How does Yonkers fare compared to other communities in New York of all population sizes? Yonkers's crime rate is lower than approximately 29% of New York communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Yonkers, and we found that the crime rate in Yonkers is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Yonkers 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 Yonkers 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 Yonkers.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Yonkers 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 Yonkers; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 277. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Yonkers; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Yonkers Crime Data

 

Crime Index

49

(100 is safest)


Safer than 49% of U.S. Cities

Yonkers Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

721

1,842

2,563

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.61

9.23

12.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Yonkers 3.61
New York State 3.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 277

in Yonkers

1 in 285

in New York State

Yonkers VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 199,663
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 36 214 470
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.18 1.07 2.35

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Yonkers 9.23
New York State 14.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 108

in Yonkers

1 in 69

in New York State

Yonkers Property CRIMES

Population: 199,663
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 277 1,405 160
Rate per 1,000 1.39 7.04 0.80

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Yonkers Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Yonkers 126
New York State 36