Safest Places to Live in New York 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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When we think of New York, we usually think of New York City, the world’s capital, as some would say. And it’s true that New York City is an amazing place, full of life, vibrant and energetic, which is why there are over 8 million people living in it. With the Metropolitan Museum and Opera, MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Times Square, it offers fantastic experiences to everyone who can afford to live in it.

However, the State of New York is great in its own right. Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes, and many more breathtaking locations can be visited by taking a few-hour drive from New York City. The State of New York was one of the original 13 colonies and has been extremely important in the history of the United States.

The violent crime rate decreased by 4.7% from 2016 to 2017 (which is 4.8% per 100,000 people). This decrease in crime rates puts New York State among safer US states and is definitely one more reason for everyone to visit this lovely state, if not live in it.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 5,000.

100 Safest Places in New York 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Kings Point Village529900,00
2Horseheads Village646400,00
3Northport Village736200,00
4Eden Town766700,00
5Briarcliff Manor Village804400,00
6Kirkland Town835500,00
7Rye Brook Village962200,00
8Plattekill Town1023500,00
9Sleepy Hollow Village1026700,00
10Mamaroneck Town1233600,00
11Lewisboro Town1282300,00
12Harrison Town2874100,00
13New Castle Town1819710,05
14East Aurora-Aurora Town1390010,07
15Kent Town1332610,08
16Scarsdale Village1821420,11
17Highlands Town832810,12
19Glen Cove2757440,15
20Elmira Town566510,18
21Fairport Village538810,19
22Eastchester Town2045240,20
23Whitestown Town917520,22
24Bedford Town1803440,22
25Goshen Town870320,23
26Malverne Village862620,23
27New Hartford Town and Village2023250,25
28Hastings-on-Hudson Village803020,25
29Baldwinsville Village797620,25
30Dobbs Ferry Village1118230,27
31Pleasantville Village735220,27
32Stillwater Town730220,27
33Irvington Village663120,30
34East Fishkill Town2962390,30
35Port Washington1955560,31
36Stony Point Town1566750,32
37Larchmont Village620020,32
38Macedon Town and Village896030,33
39Woodstock Town581920,34
40Washingtonville Village575520,35
41Chester Town805330,37
43Yorktown Town37101140,38
44Cicero Town28992110,38
45Pound Ridge Town525720,38
46Ogden Town2028880,39
47Hyde Park Town2104690,43
48Garden City Village22749100,44
49Tuckahoe Village667730,45
50Canton Village651030,46
51Monroe Village866540,46
52Fishkill Town21529100,46
53Cairo Town640430,47
54North Castle Town1245460,48
55Warwick Town1845090,49
56Geneseo Village818440,49
58Carmel Town34382170,49
59Floral Park Village1613180,50
60Potsdam Village972350,51
61Mount Pleasant Town26506140,53
62East Hampton Town19992110,55
63Lancaster Town37776210,56
64Ballston Spa Village532930,56
65Camillus Town and Village24462140,57
66Marlborough Town866350,58
67Ossining Village25452150,59
68Tarrytown Village1161770,60
69Lynbrook Village19745120,61
70Woodbury Town1111470,63
71Vestal Town28223180,64
72Mamaroneck Village19496130,67
73Fredonia Village1047570,67
74Blooming Grove Town1188880,67
75Geddes Town1017770,69
76Fulton City1124480,71
77East Greenbush Town16331120,73
78North Greenbush Town1221690,74
79Manlius Town24417180,74
80Port Chester Village29814220,74
81Elmsford Village537940,74
82Bethlehem Town35704270,76
83Crawford Town921770,76
84Deerpark Town775960,77
85Webster Town and Village45023350,78
86Guilderland Town34260270,79
87Ramapo Town95068750,79
88Depew Village15159120,79
89Rockville Centre Village24960200,80
90Seneca Falls Town867070,81
91Lewiston Town and Village15922130,82
92Hamburg Village973580,82
93Amityville Village952680,84
94Southold Town20092170,85
95Pelham Village703660,85
96Lloyd Town1051090,86
97Long Beach33801290,86
98Clarkstown Town81994710,87
99Glenville Town21670190,88
100Montgomery Town912280,88

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Crime Score in All Cities in New York 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of New York cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Inlet Town30700,00
2Glen Park Village49000,00
4Interlaken Village60500,00
5Hammondsport Village62600,00
6Asharoken Village65000,00
7Cape Vincent Village71100,00
8Afton Village79400,00
9Theresa Village80100,00
10Schoharie Village82000,00
11Angelica Village82700,00
12Belmont Village91300,00
13Cattaraugus Village91600,00
14Portville Village96100,00
15Dexter Village102900,00
16Brownville Village111000,00
17Kensington Village119200,00
18Moravia Village121200,00
19Black River127400,00
20Philmont Village127900,00
21Bainbridge Village130400,00
22Jordan Village131000,00
23Oriskany Village135300,00
24Oxford Village138200,00
25Shortsville Village142200,00
26Greene Village143200,00
27Sackets Harbor Village143200,00
28Huntington Bay Village143600,00
29New Berlin Town151200,00
30Deposit Village154200,00
31Port Dickinson Village155300,00
33Wolcott Village161300,00
34Manchester Village163000,00
35Chatham Village164200,00
36Franklinville Village164900,00
37Windham Town167100,00
38Greenwich Village172100,00
39Weedsport Village172400,00
40Nissequogue Village175100,00
41Marcellus Village175500,00
42Adams Village175700,00
43Wayland Village176900,00
44Webb Town179500,00
45Clayton Village186000,00
46Youngstown Village189200,00
47Watkins Glen Village192900,00
48Colchester Town197800,00
49Brant Town207300,00
50Caledonia Village214000,00
51Canisteo Village215600,00
52Camden Village218400,00
53Old Brookville Village222000,00
54Liverpool Village223800,00
55Pulaski Village224900,00
56Phoenix Village225000,00
57Bolton Town225800,00
58Buchanan Village228200,00
59Sag Harbor Village231000,00
60Pine Plains Town242700,00
61Frankfort Village245400,00
62Skaneateles Village248600,00
63Piermont Village258500,00
64Rhinebeck Village258900,00
65Durham Town265600,00
66Great Neck Estates Village289800,00
67Sands Point Village292600,00
68Cornwall-on-Hudson Village293510,34
69Tuxedo Town292410,34
70Akron Village287210,35
71Florida Village287210,35
72Cazenovia Village284210,35
73Coxsackie Village265810,38
74Granville Village244610,41
75Dryden Village220110,45
76Dolgeville Village208410,48
77West Carthage Village198110,50
78Cold Spring Village196610,51
79Friendship Town188910,53
80Trumansburg Village181810,55
81Central Square Village176810,57
82Cooperstown Village175710,57
83Middleport Village175610,57
84Sodus Village171910,58
85Norwood Village157110,64
86Sherburne Village130710,77
87Attica Village242620,82
89Vernon Village117010,85
90Independence Town114910,87
91East Hampton Village113010,88
92Fishkill Village211220,95
93Alexandria Bay Village105410,95
94Quogue Village101910,98
95Cambridge Village180921,11
96Yorkville Village260031,15
97Allegany Village170221,18
98Holley Village169121,18
99St. Johnsville Village166521,20
100Addison Town and Village249031,20
101Harriman Village246131,22
102Clyde Village197631,52
103Arcade Village195131,54
104Westhampton Beach Village181931,65
105Tuxedo Park Village60311,66
106Groton Village235741,70
107Nassau Village110521,81
108Boonville Village202241,98
109Mount Morris Village282162,13
110Gowanda Village260962,30
111Green Island Village260272,69
112Canajoharie Village212962,82
113Hancock Village94433,18
114Woodridge Village77933,85
115Centre Island Village41424,83
116Fort Plain Village2218209,02

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
2Homer Village310400,00
3New York Mills Village326500,00
4Southampton Village333500,00
5Carroll Town334700,00
6Moriah Town353200,00
7Whitesboro Village365500,00
8Cayuga Heights Village375300,00
9Olive Town430300,00
10Norfolk Town442000,00
11Montgomery Village468200,00
12Kings Point Village529900,00
13Horseheads Village646400,00
14Northport Village736200,00
15Eden Town766700,00
16Briarcliff Manor Village804400,00
17Kirkland Town835500,00
18Rye Brook Village962200,00
19Highlands Town832810,12
21Elmira Town566510,18
22Fairport Village538810,19
23Ardsley Village461410,22
24Whitestown Town917520,22
25Greenport Town436210,23
26Goshen Town870320,23
27Malverne Village862620,23
28Hamilton Village409110,24
29Hastings-on-Hudson Village803020,25
30Baldwinsville Village797620,25
31Lloyd Harbor Village369710,27
32Pleasantville Village735220,27
33Stillwater Town730220,27
34Irvington Village663120,30
35Lake Success Village317010,32
36Larchmont Village620020,32
37Westfield Village301210,33
38Macedon Town and Village896030,33
39Woodstock Town581920,34
40Washingtonville Village575520,35
41Chester Town805330,37
42Pound Ridge Town525720,38
43Tuckahoe Village667730,45
44Canton Village651030,46
45Monroe Village866540,46
46Cairo Town640430,47
47Geneseo Village818440,49
49Potsdam Village972350,51
50Highland Falls Village383820,52
51South Nyack Village355620,56
52Ballston Spa Village532930,56
53Marlborough Town866350,58
54Penn Yan Village494630,61
55Delhi Village311620,64
56Cobleskill Village453430,66
57Dansville Village443330,68
58Elmsford Village537940,74
59Crawford Town921770,76
60Deerpark Town775960,77
61Elmira Heights Village386530,78
62Seneca Falls Town867070,81
63Waterloo Village490640,82
64Maybrook Village366730,82
65Hamburg Village973580,82
66Amityville Village952680,84
67Pelham Village703660,85
68Montgomery Town912280,88
69Palmyra Village334530,90
70Goshen Village537350,93
71Coeymans Town741670,94
72Cuba Town311030,96
73Old Westbury Village476351,05
74Canastota Village453651,10
75Saranac Lake Village526561,14
76Walden Village672781,19
77Rensselaer City9249111,19
78Menands Village394051,27
79Scotia Village7700101,30
80Ellicott Town506071,38
81Hudson Falls Village7071101,41
82Malone Village564181,42
83Tupper Lake Village350351,43
84Le Roy Village416161,44
85Carthage Village339251,47
86Alfred Village402261,49
88Pelham Manor Village566091,59
89South Glens Falls Village362861,65
90East Rochester Village6580111,67
91Brockport Village8290141,69
92Waverly Village412371,70
93Hoosick Falls Village338661,77
94Sidney Village362171,93
95Medina Village5687122,11
96Niagara Town8014172,12
98Little Falls4684112,35
99Solvay Village6307162,54
100Owego Village3898102,57
101Lowville Village334792,69
102Ilion Village7736212,71
103Port Jervis8599242,79
104Perry Village3474102,88
105Catskill Village3803112,89
106Wellsville Village4420143,17
107Ellenville Village4023133,23
108Newark Village8864293,27
109Ticonderoga Town4853163,30
110Warsaw Village3317133,92
111Albion Village5878244,08
113Liberty Village4092204,89
115Monticello Village6414355,46

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Plattekill Town1023500,00
2Sleepy Hollow Village1026700,00
3Mamaroneck Town1233600,00
4Lewisboro Town1282300,00
5Harrison Town2874100,00
6New Castle Town1819710,05
7East Aurora-Aurora Town1390010,07
8Kent Town1332610,08
9Scarsdale Village1821420,11
10Glen Cove2757440,15
11Eastchester Town2045240,20
12Bedford Town1803440,22
13New Hartford Town and Village2023250,25
14Dobbs Ferry Village1118230,27
15East Fishkill Town2962390,30
16Port Washington1955560,31
17Stony Point Town1566750,32
19Cicero Town28992110,38
20Ogden Town2028880,39
21Hyde Park Town2104690,43
22Garden City Village22749100,44
23Fishkill Town21529100,46
24North Castle Town1245460,48
25Warwick Town1845090,49
26Floral Park Village1613180,50
27Mount Pleasant Town26506140,53
28East Hampton Town19992110,55
29Camillus Town and Village24462140,57
30Ossining Village25452150,59
31Tarrytown Village1161770,60
32Lynbrook Village19745120,61
33Woodbury Town1111470,63
34Vestal Town28223180,64
35Mamaroneck Village19496130,67
36Fredonia Village1047570,67
37Blooming Grove Town1188880,67
38Geddes Town1017770,69
39Fulton City1124480,71
40East Greenbush Town16331120,73
41North Greenbush Town1221690,74
42Manlius Town24417180,74
43Port Chester Village29814220,74
44Depew Village15159120,79
45Rockville Centre Village24960200,80
46Lewiston Town and Village15922130,82
47Southold Town20092170,85
48Lloyd Town1051090,86
49Glenville Town21670190,88
50Kenmore Village15178140,92
51Schodack Town11747110,94
52Orchard Park Town29760280,94
53Niskayuna Town22486231,02
54Ulster Town12600131,03
55Fallsburg Town12207151,23
56Rotterdam Town29882371,24
57DeWitt Town25268341,35
58Evans Town16220221,36
60New Paltz Town and Village14075201,42
61New Windsor Town28137401,42
63Wallkill Town29123471,61
64Glens Falls14403241,67
65Plattsburgh City19651351,78
68Gates Town28717561,95
71Oswego City17370362,07
72Saratoga Springs28237632,23
74Oneonta City14073332,34
85Johnson City Village14418634,37
89Endicott Village12754705,49

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Yorktown Town37101140,38
2Carmel Town34382170,49
3Lancaster Town37776210,56
4Bethlehem Town35704270,76
5Webster Town and Village45023350,78
6Guilderland Town34260270,79
7Ramapo Town95068750,79
8Long Beach33801290,86
9Clarkstown Town81994710,87
10Brighton Town36470320,88
11Hamburg Town46490410,88
12Colonie Town79842801,00
13Southampton Town51231521,02
14Newburgh Town31200341,09
15Amherst Town1213431451,19
16New Rochelle80340981,22
17West Seneca Town45721621,36
18Riverhead Town33812501,48
19North Tonawanda30325461,52
21Tonawanda Town57256891,55
22Freeport Village43597701,61
23Irondequoit Town50212911,81
24Greece Town966501891,96
26Cheektowaga Town776481892,43
28Spring Valley Village329091203,65
29Mount Vernon688893515,10
30New York8523171461135,41
32Hempstead Village560593225,74
39Niagara Falls482254188,67

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!



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