Public Safety
Arrest Rates

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Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

What does this measure?

The number of people arrested, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents.

Why is this important?

Arrest represent individuals' entry into the public safety system. Increases in arrest rates can be an indication of increased crime, increased enforcement, or both. Having been arrested can impact on a person's ability to access employment and other opportunities.

How is our region performing?

In 2019, there were 170 arrests for every 10,000 residents in our region, below the rate of 183 for the state and a 24% decrease from the arrest rate in 2000. Monroe County's rate in 2019 was similar to the region as a whole at 170, a decrease of 29% from 2000. The surrounding counties were slightly higher at 172, a decrease of 15% from 2000.

Of the surrounding counties, Yates had the lowest arrest rate (108), while Genesee had the highest (211). In contrast to much of the region, Orleans' rate increased by 19% from 2000.

Of the regional cities, Rochester had the highest rate at 267 arrests per 10,000 residents, though that rate represented a 47% decrease from 2000. Geneva's arrest rate decreased 30%, Batavia decreased by 10% and Canandaigua's rate decreased by 4% in 2019.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data is not available.

Arrest Rates
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS277.4256.0252.4246.7248.6253.9262.7275.8275.4278.9277.9273.4267.4261.4252.9233.4230.0218.4201.8183.2
NYS (excluding NYC)195.4192.7195.1194.3193.5195.9201.2198.3200.6202.9201.8199.6201.8196.2187.3181.5180.9180.2176.6165.3
Region224.9214.2213.8202.9205.3201.1201.3194.7205.8210.3216.9217.6213.9206.8192.0189.8186.4190.4181.3170.5
Monroe239.4228.2226.3212.6213.1209.7206.5201.3216.3221.4235.3238.0229.7216.3199.5194.6189.8193.9182.8169.7
Surrounding Counties201.8192.0194.0187.7193.0187.5193.3184.4189.4192.7187.9185.2189.0191.7180.0182.1180.9184.8179.0171.7
Genesee208.6203.9198.7184.7213.9209.8220.0206.2226.6252.5225.4232.6226.2235.3204.5238.6215.5204.3210.7210.9
Livingston201.1178.4182.1197.3204.3198.9192.9202.7177.0168.3170.2154.8174.4179.6191.8200.3201.6195.3176.9161.2
Ontario203.3210.5195.8172.8174.0183.2196.6185.7194.0194.1194.9182.3185.8190.4171.4171.6167.7165.6171.1188.0
Orleans155.7142.8161.0157.1166.9179.4192.1174.4163.5184.3195.4180.1195.1187.1153.6170.2194.2226.5192.8185.1
Seneca229.9215.7235.7232.3219.5215.5194.5186.6210.6207.4195.5212.3213.3211.1230.5204.6224.1215.5195.1184.6
Wayne234.5209.2218.8216.3220.3185.9193.3181.5196.0194.5181.9181.8171.1176.8171.3163.4162.1173.3164.0137.7
Wyoming176.2156.8172.3161.3154.0156.6172.7159.0176.7157.9163.9174.0191.8187.9172.4162.2157.5191.9198.1178.9
Yates146.8173.9148.7159.0164.7156.8152.6146.6125.8153.3153.0164.6168.9167.4147.9138.9129.3117.2125.4108.4
Rochester502.4489.7481.6431.8423.2419.2428.4405.3454.4464.2505.5506.7464.8425.0350.2358.6345.8355.0326.9267.2
Batavia276.7272.9256.5231.4265.9256.8247.9246.4255.7249.1224.8234.2263.7282.7277.6290.7259.4240.9233.4248.3
Canandaigua240.1217.1241.6276.5242.4271.3292.0325.6376.0368.1344.6310.9295.9336.4300.1296.7244.0283.9263.8231.4
Geneva324.0336.5287.5273.4271.7301.3344.1327.0352.8341.8343.6266.8260.0257.3223.4240.3233.6242.2201.2228.0

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Per 10,000 Residents




Number of Arrests
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS526,400488,426483,099473,161476,559485,719501,832527,678529,141538,550538,612533,034523,455513,061496,916458,717451,485427,830394,132356,333
NYS (excluding NYC)214,334212,463215,847215,881215,386217,876223,540220,489223,592226,755226,066224,067226,494220,350210,116203,133201,920200,936196,692183,742
Region26,98325,84325,84524,56624,85924,29624,32623,56024,96625,55626,39626,51326,06425,18123,32522,99222,50122,92921,82020,471
Monroe17,60716,88616,78015,76715,79015,48315,24314,88116,03016,46117,51717,77517,16416,18714,91014,51014,11814,39913,57712,589
Surrounding Counties9,3768,9579,0658,7999,0698,8139,0838,6798,9369,0958,8798,7388,9008,9948,4158,4828,3838,5308,2437,882
Genesee1,2631,2301,1981,1161,2881,2601,3181,2361,3571,5131,3511,3931,3501,3911,2011,3951,2501,1811,2111,208
Livingston1,3001,1611,1861,2851,3381,2991,2611,3271,1621,1011,1101,0041,1301,1611,2391,2891,2901,2401,1181,014
Ontario2,0332,1221,9931,7731,7991,9102,0571,9542,0622,0812,1071,9802,0182,0761,8741,8751,8321,8141,8782,064
Orleans688627703685729780834756707792838768827790643706801924784747
Seneca766750826818775758685662745732689751755744804712778738667628
Wayne2,1991,9622,0512,0332,0681,7421,8091,6981,8371,8211,7051,6951,5921,6331,5731,4921,4711,5671,4791,238
Wyoming766675741693660670737676747667691728800777709664637773793713
Yates361430367396412394382370319388388419428422372349324293313270
Rochester11,06110,78410,5689,4259,1789,0089,1518,6199,6289,80710,64910,6669,7778,9337,3317,4797,1817,3276,7345,496
Batavia455444415373425407390386398386346358401425414430380351338357
Canandaigua273244270307267297316349401390365328311353314309252292270235
Geneva445458391371367407461436470454456353343339293312298310256288

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 77% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.2% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.7 2015-17 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.9% 2016 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2014-18 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2014-18 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 21 2019 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.4 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 13 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,419 2018 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $80 2018 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 46% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Registered Library Borrowers 59% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.6 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.9% 2018 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2014-18 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.1% 2019 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2014-18 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $57,350 2014-18 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 14% 2014-18 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.9% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 24% 2019 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2014-18 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $172 2018 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs 1.3% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 2019 2 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 4% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 60% 2014-18 2 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,590 2018 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 45% 2018 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,807 2019 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $17,112 2019 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 86% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 88% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.7 2017 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 700 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 103 2018 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 136 2018 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 3.0 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $135,915 2014-18 1 -1
Decreasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $855 2014-18 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2014-18 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 30% 2014-18 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 34% 2014-18 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 50% 2014-18 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2014-18 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2014-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 10% 2014-18 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 190 2018 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2018 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 59 2019 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 12.9 2019 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2015 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 170.5 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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