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 2017, there were 198 arrests for every 10,000 residents in our region, below the rate of 226 for the state and a 20% decrease from the arrest rate in 2000. Monroe County's rate in 2017 was similar to the region as a whole at 201, a decrease of 23% from 2000. The surrounding counties were slightly lower at 192, a decrease of 15% from 2000.

Of the surrounding counties, Yates had the lowest arrest rate (118), while Orleans had the highest (235). In contrast to much of the region, Orleans' rate increased by 36% from 2000.

Of the regional cities, Rochester had the highest rate at 352 arrests per 10,000 residents, though that rate represented a 30% decrease from 2000. Geneva and Batavia both had smaller decreases in their arrest rates, while Canandaigua's rate increased by 18% to 284 in 2017.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data is not available.

Arrest Rates
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS302.9279.5275.8269.7271.2277.3287.6301.0301.0304.0302.8295.9287.7279.0268.7247.8242.2226.4
NYS (excluding NYC)215.9212.9215.3214.3212.9215.2221.2217.4219.7221.0218.3214.2214.8207.3196.8190.1189.0186.4
Region247.4236.2236.5224.7225.6221.7224.0216.4228.8232.3237.5235.8230.1219.9203.1200.1196.0197.7
Monroe261.9249.8249.2233.8233.6230.6229.7224.2240.6245.4257.6257.7245.9230.0211.3205.4199.4201.5
Surrounding Counties224.3214.7216.3210.3212.9207.6214.9204.2210.4211.7205.7201.1205.0203.6189.8191.8190.4191.8
Genesee230.6230.4216.6205.3234.0233.2243.5225.1242.9270.1238.4245.9241.6244.4216.3251.9226.6211.7
Livingston223.9201.3201.9220.2225.6219.5213.9216.8189.7181.3184.5164.8190.5185.4198.4207.1210.4201.7
Ontario225.5233.9221.4197.7195.6205.8219.8209.0219.5216.5215.1200.2204.8206.2181.6180.2177.5173.6
Orleans172.7160.4176.8177.3189.8198.7216.3195.2187.0204.1216.7201.0213.5200.8165.2182.1206.6235.5
Seneca258.4238.8263.4261.3240.4236.8215.8207.5235.2229.8212.8233.0244.4226.2245.9214.3237.2224.4
Wayne260.1236.8246.5240.3240.8206.7216.6203.7220.0217.6202.8198.3182.6189.5180.7175.5170.1179.1
Wyoming199.7169.5189.0177.9165.0166.0185.4174.1192.5170.0176.7186.6200.7199.9179.3166.8164.4198.6
Yates159.4190.1168.1177.1179.9171.9169.4164.9148.7166.4173.9181.5176.8175.2155.5147.2135.9117.8
Rochester502.4489.7481.6431.8423.2419.2428.4405.3454.4464.2505.4505.8463.7423.6348.7357.0344.1352.2
Batavia276.7272.9256.5231.4265.9256.8247.9246.4255.7249.1224.7233.6262.9281.8276.7288.7257.9239.4
Canandaigua240.1217.1241.6276.5242.4271.3292.0325.6376.0368.1344.6311.0295.9336.3299.9296.6243.6283.8
Geneva324.0336.5287.5273.4271.7301.3344.1327.0352.8341.8343.6266.7260.0257.1223.2239.0229.8240.6

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




Number of Arrests
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS574,797533,444527,729517,091519,951530,614549,397575,972578,353586,956586,800577,839564,561549,973531,363491,044480,429449,385
NYS (excluding NYC)236,807234,718238,286238,010236,879239,310245,793241,701244,860246,947244,585240,662241,431233,290221,480213,559212,053209,320
Region29,68028,49928,58027,20127,31626,79027,05926,18427,75428,23428,90128,75328,06226,81624,72824,31223,74423,945
Monroe19,25918,48618,47217,34117,31317,03316,96116,57417,82718,24319,17819,26518,40617,25615,84715,37114,90015,062
Surrounding Counties10,42110,01310,1089,86010,0039,75710,0989,6109,9279,9919,7239,4889,6569,5608,8818,9418,8448,883
Genesee1,3961,3901,3061,2401,4091,4011,4591,3491,4551,6191,4291,4731,4431,4461,2721,4761,3181,227
Livingston1,4471,3101,3151,4341,4771,4341,3981,4191,2451,1861,2031,0691,2351,1991,2831,3361,3511,287
Ontario2,2552,3582,2532,0292,0222,1462,3002,1992,3332,3212,3252,1742,2252,2501,9871,9721,9451,908
Orleans763704772773829864939846809877929857905848692756853965
Seneca861830923920849833760736832811750823864797858746825774
Wayne2,4392,2212,3112,2592,2601,9372,0271,9052,0622,0381,9011,8491,6991,7511,6601,6031,5471,624
Wyoming868730813764707710791740814718745781837827738683665804
Yates392470415441450432424416377421441462448442391369340294
Rochester11,06110,78410,5689,4259,1789,0089,1518,6199,6289,80710,64910,6669,7778,9337,3317,4797,1817,327
Batavia455444415373425407390386398386346358401425414430380351
Canandaigua273244270307267297316349401390365328311353314309252292
Geneva445458391371367407461436470454456353343339293312298310

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services











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