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

What does this measure?

This indicator shows the number of reported serious violent crimes per 10,000 residents. Murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are included in the serious violent crimes measure.

Why is this important?

Crime affects the quality of life of those who directly experience and witness it, but it also impacts the lives of others 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 2017, there were 28 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in our region, up from 27 the prior year and below the state rate of 36. The regional rate is higher than in 2000, and down from the high of 33 per 10,000 residents in 2006. The county with the highest violent crime rate in 2017 was Monroe (34), a product of the high crime rates in Rochester (90) - both similar to 2016. After Monroe, Genesee had the highest rate, at 29, while Livingston had the lowest, at 9 per 10,000 residents. In 2017, violent crime rose in most counties and the City of Rochester, with the largest increase coming from Seneca County, since 2000.

In the long run, violent crime rates have been highest in the City of Rochester, averaging 94 crimes per 10,000 residents since 2000, and lowest in Yates (8), Livingston (11) and Ontario (12).

Notes about the data

Crime reports are never complete because some crimes, such as rape and assault, are believed to be underreported. Data for this indicator are released in the third quarter.

Violent Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States515149484647484746434139393736373938
NYS555249474445444240393940403937383736
NYS (excluding NYC)262728272628292626252423232120222221
Region232325272528332930262827272723272728
Monroe282831353137444039353836363630343334
Surrounding Counties141414151415161314131314131312161617
Genesee141618191816181519151819151819202229
Livingston14101215131014911117789712149
Ontario1110101191112910131214141112131512
Orleans131522161625202117171819141414171921
Seneca91616121011131313141518171816181921
Wayne131514152118181720151815141712221721
Wyoming262417191419231312118912109141218
Yates118121212895647586710710
Rochester747581938210212511110996106979810080888890
Batavia152016362920241523242932303844514864
Canandaigua1381214N/A121719321930342842354833
Geneva282314242326272018322532232118221922

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




Number of Violent Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,321
NYS104,48798,70894,59889,35784,26685,52483,81679,81877,44174,83075,83677,46479,30476,48072,36775,15674,11570,565
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34726,25526,31124,09622,92325,06824,99124,132
Region2,7172,7372,9793,3203,0073,4254,0243,5693,5813,2153,4563,3023,2913,3022,7973,2793,2323,371
Monroe2,0892,0962,3032,6232,3322,7353,2732,9562,9172,5982,8232,6612,6722,6862,2272,5262,4812,570
Surrounding Counties628641676697675690751613664617633641619616570753751801
Genesee859610811510896106871139210711292109112115127168
Livingston886679958666926172694744545647779156
Ontario107971021188811013099108139128150150122130144164135
Orleans5765957071108899173717981615958697886
Seneca315755443737464646485263596257626773
Wayne121139135145197171165162185140169141132153112203159186
Wyoming113102728058831005452473337514136584871
Yates261930303019231315111813201418251726
Rochester1,6261,6421,7862,0341,7822,1892,6662,3502,3022,0342,2312,0362,0672,1091,6901,8401,8451,872
Batavia243226584731372336374449465766767094
Canandaigua1591316N/A131820342032362944365034
Geneva383119323135362724433343312824292428

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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