Buffalo, NY Crime


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Buffalo, NY has a significantly higher rate of both violent and property crime than the national average. According to recent reports, the violent crime rate in Buffalo is 56.6 compared to the US average of 22.7. Similarly, the property crime rate in Buffalo is 61.4 compared to the US average of 35.4. It is clear that Buffalo has an issue with crime that goes beyond the national standard, indicating a need for increased safety measures and proactive law enforcement strategies to help reduce these high crime rates in the city.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Buffalo violent crime is 56.6. (The US average is 22.7)
Buffalo property crime is 61.4. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Buffalo, NY Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
20001186.212.757.1504.4612.15381.71360.43188.9832.3
20011265.121.878.1545.7619.45520.41352.43297.9870.1
20021271.714.662.6550.7643.85165.21305.53085.2774.4
20031284.221.970.4563.9628.15504.11441.43185.4877.2
20041332.117.974.25207205691.11370.63476.9843.6
20051390.219.865588.571759061496.83561.6847.6
20061410.726.462608.9713.45503.11585.43160.1757.6
20071274.519.759.9559.8635.158931602.83460.9829.3
20081374.813.764.4569.4727.457251521.33515.9687.8
20091459.122.352.5609775.35390.21471.83330.3588.1
20101357.520.759.2552.9724.65564.51620.33404.8539.4
20111238.213.746.1555.8622.55449.91704.13318.7427.1
20121288.718.352.6528.9688.95126.615153189.8421.8
201318.256510.8670.44826.71336.23120.7369.8
20141228.223.267.3494.2643.54817.412073235.8374.6
20151118.615.967400.2635.44330.210762875.3378.9
20161109.717.159.4407.5625.8411710222770.7324.3
20171019.215.655.4334.5613.73836.1919.72591.3325.2
20181042.522.164.7351.3604.53815.4879.52597.4338.5
2019990.718.447.3313.7611.33245.4629.72350.1265.6

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City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Kenmore, NY73.21,164.715,77242019
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Cheektowaga, NY243.42,802.680,99552019
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West Seneca Town, NY147.61,323.844,91272019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Cleveland, OH1,516.64,467.2397,1061762019
Pittsburgh, PA578.83,016.1308,6091802018
Toledo, OH952.13,462.5291,0662572019
Newark, NJ619.01,641.0278,9062842019
Jersey City, NJ522.71,903.9233,2422892019

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Over 2 years ago

Clean, fun, safe and unique. Great place to raise a family. Affordable housing, strong job market. Great schools and neighborhoods.  More

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Over 2 years ago

Buffalo was okay in 2016. Since then, crime is up, there are more methadone clinics than pediatricians, and so many of the small businesses that made this place charming  More

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Over 2 years ago

This city is just plain beautiful. Sure, it might not be New York or Albany. But it's Buffalo. Place is a God-send. You want to see the Falls and the Bills? Come here.  More

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