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 2018, there were 188 arrests for every 10,000 residents in our region, below the rate of 209 for the state and a 24% decrease from the arrest rate in 2000. Monroe County's rate in 2018 was similar to the region as a whole at 191, a decrease of 27% from 2000. The surrounding counties were slightly lower at 184, a decrease of 18% from 2000.

Of the surrounding counties, Yates had the lowest arrest rate (128), while Genesee had the highest (216). In contrast to much of the region, Orleans' rate increased by 17% from 2000.

Of the regional cities, Rochester had the highest rate at 326 arrests per 10,000 residents, though that rate represented a 35% decrease from 2000. Geneva's arrest rate decreased 38% and Batavia decreased by 16%, while Canandaigua's rate increased by 10% in 2018.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data is not available.

Arrest Rates
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS302.9279.5275.7269.7271.2277.3287.5300.9301.0303.9302.6296.0287.8278.6268.4247.4243.2229.6209.0
NYS (excluding NYC)215.9212.9215.3214.3212.9215.2221.2217.4219.7221.0218.3214.4215.1207.8197.4190.8190.0188.9182.0
Region247.3236.2236.4224.7225.6221.7224.0216.4228.8232.3237.4236.0230.3220.3203.5200.8196.9199.9188.2
Monroe261.9249.8249.1233.8233.6230.6229.7224.2240.6245.4257.6258.0246.3230.6212.0206.2200.5203.8190.8
Surrounding Counties224.3214.7216.3210.3212.9207.6214.9204.2210.4211.7205.7201.1205.1203.8190.0192.0191.0193.7184.0
Genesee230.6230.4216.6205.3234.0233.2243.5225.1242.9270.1238.4246.0241.8244.6216.7252.4226.8212.7215.6
Livingston223.9201.3201.9220.2225.6219.5213.9216.8189.7181.3184.5164.9190.6185.5198.8207.9211.4204.1180.1
Ontario225.5233.9221.4197.7195.6205.8219.8209.0219.5216.5215.1200.1204.9206.3181.6180.5178.4175.8175.7
Orleans172.7160.4176.8177.1189.8198.7216.3195.2187.0204.1216.6201.0213.3200.9165.4182.4207.3238.5202.2
Seneca258.4238.8263.4261.3240.4236.8215.8207.5235.2229.8212.8233.1244.5226.2245.9214.3237.0226.9199.7
Wayne260.1236.8246.5240.3240.8206.7216.6203.7220.0217.6202.8198.3182.5189.6180.8175.5170.6180.1169.2
Wyoming199.5169.5189.0177.9165.0166.0185.4174.1192.5170.0176.7186.7201.0199.7179.4166.9164.6200.6203.3
Yates159.4190.1168.1177.1179.9171.9169.4164.9148.7166.4173.9181.5176.8175.3155.5147.1136.7121.0127.6
Rochester502.4489.7481.6431.8423.2419.2428.4405.3454.4464.2505.4506.2464.2424.5349.7358.3345.7354.8326.4
Batavia276.7272.9256.5231.4265.9256.8247.9246.4255.7249.1224.7233.8263.3282.3277.3289.8259.2240.7233.2
Canandaigua240.1217.1241.6276.5242.4271.3292.0325.6376.0368.1344.6311.1296.0336.5300.2296.9243.9283.8263.3
Geneva324.0336.5287.5273.4271.7301.3344.1327.0352.8341.8343.6266.8260.1257.3223.4240.2233.5242.0200.6

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




Number of Arrests
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS574,785533,438527,720517,080519,936530,598549,337575,706578,237586,836586,286577,103563,265546,935527,653486,501477,620449,810408,475
NYS (excluding NYC)236,795234,713238,281238,005236,867239,298245,789241,694244,862246,937244,570240,659241,434233,296221,493213,614212,180210,650202,833
Region29,67728,49828,57927,19827,31326,78927,05926,18527,75428,23328,89828,75128,05926,81624,72824,31423,75824,07122,636
Monroe19,25718,48518,47117,33917,31017,03216,96116,57517,82718,24219,17519,26418,40417,25715,84615,37214,90915,13014,165
Surrounding Counties10,42010,01310,1089,85910,0039,75710,0989,6109,9279,9919,7239,4879,6559,5598,8828,9428,8498,9418,471
Genesee1,3961,3901,3061,2401,4091,4011,4591,3491,4551,6191,4291,4731,4431,4461,2731,4761,3161,2301,240
Livingston1,4471,3101,3151,4341,4771,4341,3981,4191,2451,1861,2031,0691,2351,1991,2841,3371,3521,2951,139
Ontario2,2552,3582,2532,0292,0222,1462,3002,1992,3332,3212,3252,1732,2252,2501,9861,9731,9491,9271,930
Orleans763704772772829864939846809877929857904848692756854972821
Seneca861830923920849833760736832811750823864797858746823779685
Wayne2,4392,2212,3112,2592,2601,9372,0271,9052,0622,0381,9011,8491,6981,7511,6601,6021,5481,6281,524
Wyoming867730813764707710791740814718745781838826738683665808815
Yates392470415441450432424416377421441462448442391369342302317
Rochester11,06110,78410,5689,4259,1789,0089,1518,6199,6289,80710,64910,6669,7778,9337,3317,4797,1817,3276,734
Batavia455444415373425407390386398386346358401425414430380351338
Canandaigua273244270307267297316349401390365328311353314309252292270
Geneva445458391371367407461436470454456353343339293312298310256

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services











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