Buffalo, NY Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
10,436
Total Crimes
4,098.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
74.70%
Above National Average
366 out of 379
In New York
8,043 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Buffalo, NY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Buffalo is 4,098.5 per 100,000 people. That's 74.70% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 130.97% higher than the New York total crime rate of 1,774.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Buffalo SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
7
Commute
8.5

How Does Buffalo Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Buffalo
/ 100k People
New York
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 10,436 4,098.5 1,774.5 2,346.0
Murder 61 24.0 4.2 6.5
Robbery 680 267.1 90.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 1,798 706.1 240.7 279.7
Violent Crime 2,592 1,018.0 363.8 387.8
Burglary 1,146 450.1 165.5 314.2
Larceny 5,508 2,163.2 1,143.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 1,190 467.4 101.7 246.0
Property Crime 7,844 3,080.6 1,410.7 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Buffalo

2,592
Violent Crimes
1,018.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
162.50%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 98.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Buffalo each year. That compares to a 1 in 274.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Buffalo is 1,018.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 162.50% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 179.85% higher than the New York violent crime rate of 363.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Buffalo

7,844
Property Crimes
3,080.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.32%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 32.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Buffalo each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Buffalo is 3,080.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.32% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 118.37% higher than the New York property crime rate of 1,410.7 per 100,000 people.

Buffalo Crime Compared To New York Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New York.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Buffalo

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lackawanna, NY 17,674 447 2,529.1 1,963.3 565.8
Tonawanda, NY 14,700 332 2,258.5 1,945.6 312.9
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