The 50 Safest Cities and Communities in New York, Rochester Falls Short

A company called "Safewise" released their annual list of the 50 safest communities in New York, and we fell short. No Rochester communities made the list. Hornell was the closest to Rochester, ranking at 50.

50. Hornell 

Population: 8,289

Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.48

Property crimes per 1,000: 16.53

Total crimes: 2.92% violent, 97.08% property

How We Chose the Safest Cities in New York

To identify the fifty safest cities in New York, we reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system.

Our evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.

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