Public Safety

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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 2020, there were 130 arrests for every 10,000 residents in our region, similar to the rate of 127 for the state and a 42% decrease from the arrest rate in 2000. Monroe County's rate in 2020 was similar to the region as a whole at 128, a decrease of 47% from 2000. The surrounding counties were slightly higher at 134, a decrease of 34% from 2000.

Of the surrounding counties, Yates had the lowest arrest rate (85), while Wyoming had the highest (168).

Of the regional cities, Rochester had the highest rate at 222 arrests per 10,000 residents, though that rate represented a 56% decrease from 2000. Geneva's arrest rate decreased 33%, Batavia decreased by 51% and Canandaigua's rate decreased by 20% in 2020.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data is not available.

Arrest Rates
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS277.4256.0252.4246.7248.6253.9262.7275.8275.4278.9277.8273.4267.4261.4252.8233.4230.0218.4201.8183.4126.5
NYS (excluding NYC)195.4192.7195.1194.3193.6195.9201.2198.3200.6202.9201.8199.6201.8196.2187.3181.5180.9180.2176.6165.6120.3
Region224.9214.2213.8202.9205.3201.1201.3194.7205.8210.3216.9217.6213.9206.8192.0189.8186.4190.4181.4170.9130.1
Monroe239.4228.2226.3212.6213.1209.7206.5201.3216.3221.4235.3238.0229.7216.3199.5194.6189.8193.9182.8169.9127.7
Surrounding Counties201.8192.0194.0187.7193.0187.5193.3184.4189.4192.7187.8185.2189.0191.7180.0182.1180.9184.8179.1172.6134.0
Genesee208.6203.9198.7184.7213.9209.8220.0206.2226.6252.5225.4232.6226.2235.3204.5238.6215.5204.3210.7212.3136.8
Livingston201.1178.4182.1197.3204.3198.9192.9202.7177.0168.3170.2154.8174.4179.6191.8200.3201.6195.3177.3162.9129.5
Ontario203.3210.5195.8172.8174.0183.2196.6185.7194.0194.1194.9182.3185.8190.4171.4171.6167.7165.6171.2189.2128.6
Orleans155.7142.8161.0157.1166.9179.4192.1174.4163.5184.3195.4180.1195.1187.1153.6170.2194.2226.5193.1185.6115.5
Seneca229.9215.7235.7232.3219.5215.5194.5186.6210.6207.4195.2212.3213.3211.1230.5204.6224.1215.5195.1184.9157.0
Wayne234.5209.2218.8216.3220.3185.9193.3181.5196.0194.5181.9181.8171.1176.8171.3163.4162.1173.3164.0137.9139.6
Wyoming176.2156.8172.3161.3154.0156.6172.7159.0176.7157.9163.9174.0191.8187.9172.4162.2157.5191.9198.1178.9168.0
Yates146.8173.9148.7159.0164.7156.8152.6146.6125.8153.3153.0164.6168.9167.4147.9138.9129.3117.2125.4109.684.8
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester502.4489.7481.6431.8423.2419.2428.4405.3454.4464.2505.5506.7464.8425.0350.2358.6345.8355.0326.9267.2221.9
Regional Cities
Batavia276.7272.9256.5231.4265.9256.8247.9246.4255.7249.1224.8234.2263.7282.7277.6290.7259.4240.9233.4248.3136.5
Canandaigua240.1217.1241.6276.5242.4271.3292.0325.6376.0368.1344.6310.9295.9336.4300.1296.7244.0283.9263.8231.4191.9
Geneva324.0336.5287.5273.4271.7301.3344.1327.0352.8341.8343.6266.8260.0257.3223.4240.3233.6242.2201.2228.0218.5

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




Number of Arrests
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS526,402488,427483,093473,161476,560485,719501,831527,676529,140538,408538,325533,038523,455513,063496,754458,720451,491427,847394,175356,709255,592
NYS (excluding NYC)214,336212,464215,846215,881215,387217,877223,540220,487223,593226,760226,068224,073226,495220,355210,120203,137201,928200,954196,750184,107137,158
Region26,98325,84325,84424,56624,85924,29624,32623,56024,96625,55626,39526,51326,06325,18223,32422,99122,50122,93121,82720,52715,905
Monroe17,60716,88616,77915,76715,79015,48315,24314,88116,03016,46117,51717,77517,16316,18814,90914,50914,11814,40113,57912,6059,697
Surrounding Counties9,3768,9579,0658,7999,0698,8139,0838,6798,9369,0958,8788,7388,9008,9948,4158,4828,3838,5308,2487,9226,208
Genesee1,2631,2301,1981,1161,2881,2601,3181,2361,3571,5131,3511,3931,3501,3911,2011,3951,2501,1811,2111,216799
Livingston1,3001,1611,1861,2851,3381,2991,2611,3271,1621,1011,1101,0041,1301,1611,2391,2891,2901,2401,1211,025801
Ontario2,0332,1221,9931,7731,7991,9102,0571,9542,0622,0812,1071,9802,0182,0761,8741,8751,8321,8141,8792,0771,446
Orleans688627703685729780834756707792838768827790643706801924785749466
Seneca766750826818775758685662745732688751755744804712778738667629531
Wayne2,1991,9622,0512,0332,0681,7421,8091,6981,8371,8211,7051,6951,5921,6331,5731,4921,4711,5671,4791,2401,274
Wyoming766675741693660670737676747667691728800777709664637773793713681
Yates361430367396412394382370319388388419428422372349324293313273210
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester11,06110,78410,5689,4259,1789,0089,1518,6199,6289,80710,64910,6669,7778,9337,3317,4797,1817,3276,7345,4964,689
Regional Cities
Batavia455444415373425407390386398386346358401425414430380351338357213
Canandaigua273244270307267297316349401390365328311353314309252292270235203
Geneva445458391371367407461436470454456353343339293312298310256288280

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services











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