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Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

What does this measure?

The number of reported serious crimes per 10,000 residents. Serious crimes are defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Why is this important?

Crime affects the quality of life of those who directly experience and witness it, and it also impacts the lives of others in a community who may feel threatened by it. Low crime rates may promote connections within the community, housing stability, and a community's attractiveness as a place to live, work and do business.

How is our region performing?

In 2020, there were 170 serious crimes reported per 10,000 residents in the 9-county region, similar to the state rate of 170. Regionally, serious crimes have declined 52% since 2000, greater than the 45% decline statewide. The lowest decrease was in Orleans (27%) with the highest in Wyoming (71%) since 2000.

Serious crime rates were highest in Monroe, at 199 crimes per 10,000 residents in 2020. Rates were lowest in Yates and Wyoming, 89 and 75, respectively. The City of Rochester has consistently had the highest crime rate in the area with a rate of 406 crimes per 10,000 in 2020, a decrease of 4% from 2019, and down 48% from 2000.

Notes about the data

Crime reports are never complete because not all crimes are reported, and some crimes in particular, such as rape and assault, are believed to be underreported. Data for this indicator are released in the third quarter.

Serious Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS308292282271261256250241242233232230231220209199193185179173170
NYS (excluding NYC)271266261255246245245235239234234229229212201189182172157150145
Region351334337348336312316285280286291284286263244233219216190185170
Monroe434409412427418376375342336348352344340308285275252255224222199
Surrounding Counties219216218221208210224196191189196190200191178165166152134124122
Genesee270263279294303282293240241250244240243248258205218198165177141
Livingston2402522482722632913002381641531771661841681391381381271009592
Ontario198199203205175165181172178174185194200192200168171148133134135
Orleans156130149114148171216252256295248235217177164162182187148120114
Seneca207174181172166167168159188184187192241225207210185167136129130
Wayne229225216240232237242191214189210183198199175180179165164136146
Wyoming259275266234159165176151129118113126132123921038186836475
Yates142141158145130120149134112138187161169164128119128104987589
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester775732771813795745733641634623675665635579504485465475420422406
Regional Cities
Batavia356424518509489488440327325379363364401411445381397397298339263
Canandaigua216238228229N/A157174241309364326322333330238257236213221246
Geneva280314308307292351297294266280269311256282285318246248198201165

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Canandaigua did not report in 2004 and 2005.




Number of Serious Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS585,173557,485538,910519,076500,640489,399477,867460,995464,691449,969450,432448,914452,361432,695410,179391,447377,987363,138349,074336,813342,453
NYS (excluding NYC)297,178293,260288,279282,861273,764272,267272,345261,054266,272261,612262,328257,248256,608238,340224,988211,499203,585191,890174,910166,693165,134
Region42,09740,29840,74642,06740,72437,65538,21134,51233,93334,76235,43934,61334,82932,03329,63128,21626,44125,95922,82322,16220,804
Monroe31,93430,23630,54331,68830,94727,77927,68225,27824,90425,85626,18625,66625,41023,07621,32420,52918,76418,94916,65516,48215,146
Surrounding Counties10,16310,06210,20310,3799,7779,87610,5299,2349,0298,9069,2538,9479,4198,9578,3077,6877,6777,0106,1685,6805,658
Genesee1,6341,5851,6831,7781,8251,6931,7541,4411,4461,4971,4621,4391,4531,4671,5161,1991,2631,1439461,015822
Livingston1,5521,6421,6141,7731,7251,9021,9631,5611,0759981,1571,0741,1951,088896885886809635600566
Ontario1,9762,0112,0672,1031,8061,7251,8891,8141,8971,8701,9952,1032,1752,0962,1821,8351,8661,6231,4621,4711,514
Orleans6895726494986467459401,0911,1071,2661,0631,003920747687673749764600486461
Seneca689606636606586587590565665651660681853794721730643571465440438
Wayne2,1512,1132,0202,2552,1822,2182,2671,7842,0081,7741,9661,7091,8431,8421,6041,6441,6231,4951,4821,2241,332
Wyoming1,1241,1851,1451,006681704753641547500476528552510380422327346333257304
Yates348348389360326302373337284350474410428413321299320259245187221
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester17,06416,11416,91117,74217,24016,01715,66513,62713,43213,15514,21213,98813,36112,16010,54610,1079,6589,8068,6538,6888,578
Regional Cities
Batavia586690839820782773692512506587559556610618663564582578432487411
Canandaigua245268255254N/A170187257327385344338349345248265243218224260
Geneva385427419417395474398392354372357412338371374413314317252254211

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Canandaigua did not report in 2004 and 2005.











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