Rochester, NY Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
8,682
Total Crimes
4,219.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
70.36%
Above National Average
390 out of 397
In New York
8,893 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Rochester, NY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Rochester is 4,219.3 per 100,000 people. That's 70.36% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 143.62% higher than the New York total crime rate of 1,731.9 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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Rochester SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Rochester
/ 100k People
New York
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,682 4,219.3 1,731.9 2,476.7
Murder 33 16.0 2.9 5.0
Robbery 429 208.5 92.9 81.6
Aggravated Assault 976 474.3 229.0 250.2
Violent Crime 1,540 748.4 358.6 366.7
Burglary 1,269 616.7 141.9 340.5
Larceny 5,222 2,537.8 1,166.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 651 316.4 65.3 219.9
Property Crime 7,142 3,470.9 1,373.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Rochester

1,540.0
Violent Crimes
748.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
104.09%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 133.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Rochester each year. That compares to a 1 in 278.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Rochester is 748.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 104.09% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 108.69% higher than the New York violent crime rate of 358.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Rochester

7,142.0
Property Crimes
3,470.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
64.50%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Rochester each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Rochester is 3,470.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 64.50% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 152.74% higher than the New York property crime rate of 1,373.3 per 100,000 people.

Rochester Crime Compared To New York Average

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