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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

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Kings Point Village 5299 0 0,00
2 Horseheads Village 6464 0 0,00
3 Northport Village 7362 0 0,00
4 Eden Town 7667 0 0,00
5 Briarcliff Manor Village 8044 0 0,00
6 Kirkland Town 8355 0 0,00
7 Rye Brook Village 9622 0 0,00
8 Plattekill Town 10235 0 0,00
9 Sleepy Hollow Village 10267 0 0,00
10 Mamaroneck Town 12336 0 0,00
11 Lewisboro Town 12823 0 0,00
12 Harrison Town 28741 0 0,00
13 New Castle Town 18197 1 0,05
14 East Aurora-Aurora Town 13900 1 0,07
15 Kent Town 13326 1 0,08
16 Scarsdale Village 18214 2 0,11
17 Highlands Town 8328 1 0,12
18 Lakewood-Busti 7260 1 0,14
19 Glen Cove 27574 4 0,15
20 Elmira Town 5665 1 0,18
21 Fairport Village 5388 1 0,19
22 Eastchester Town 20452 4 0,20
23 Whitestown Town 9175 2 0,22
24 Bedford Town 18034 4 0,22
25 Goshen Town 8703 2 0,23
26 Malverne Village 8626 2 0,23
27 New Hartford Town and Village 20232 5 0,25
28 Hastings-on-Hudson Village 8030 2 0,25
29 Baldwinsville Village 7976 2 0,25
30 Dobbs Ferry Village 11182 3 0,27
31 Pleasantville Village 7352 2 0,27
32 Stillwater Town 7302 2 0,27
33 Irvington Village 6631 2 0,30
34 East Fishkill Town 29623 9 0,30
35 Port Washington 19555 6 0,31
36 Stony Point Town 15667 5 0,32
37 Larchmont Village 6200 2 0,32
38 Macedon Town and Village 8960 3 0,33
39 Woodstock Town 5819 2 0,34
40 Washingtonville Village 5755 2 0,35
41 Chester Town 8053 3 0,37
42 Rye 16050 6 0,37
43 Yorktown Town 37101 14 0,38
44 Cicero Town 28992 11 0,38
45 Pound Ridge Town 5257 2 0,38
46 Ogden Town 20288 8 0,39
47 Hyde Park Town 21046 9 0,43
48 Garden City Village 22749 10 0,44
49 Tuckahoe Village 6677 3 0,45
50 Canton Village 6510 3 0,46
51 Monroe Village 8665 4 0,46
52 Fishkill Town 21529 10 0,46
53 Cairo Town 6404 3 0,47
54 North Castle Town 12454 6 0,48
55 Warwick Town 18450 9 0,49
56 Geneseo Village 8184 4 0,49
57 Hornell 8161 4 0,49
58 Carmel Town 34382 17 0,49
59 Floral Park Village 16131 8 0,50
60 Potsdam Village 9723 5 0,51
61 Mount Pleasant Town 26506 14 0,53
62 East Hampton Town 19992 11 0,55
63 Lancaster Town 37776 21 0,56
64 Ballston Spa Village 5329 3 0,56
65 Camillus Town and Village 24462 14 0,57
66 Marlborough Town 8663 5 0,58
67 Ossining Village 25452 15 0,59
68 Tarrytown Village 11617 7 0,60
69 Lynbrook Village 19745 12 0,61
70 Woodbury Town 11114 7 0,63
71 Vestal Town 28223 18 0,64
72 Mamaroneck Village 19496 13 0,67
73 Fredonia Village 10475 7 0,67
74 Blooming Grove Town 11888 8 0,67
75 Geddes Town 10177 7 0,69
76 Fulton City 11244 8 0,71
77 East Greenbush Town 16331 12 0,73
78 North Greenbush Town 12216 9 0,74
79 Manlius Town 24417 18 0,74
80 Port Chester Village 29814 22 0,74
81 Elmsford Village 5379 4 0,74
82 Bethlehem Town 35704 27 0,76
83 Crawford Town 9217 7 0,76
84 Deerpark Town 7759 6 0,77
85 Webster Town and Village 45023 35 0,78
86 Guilderland Town 34260 27 0,79
87 Ramapo Town 95068 75 0,79
88 Depew Village 15159 12 0,79
89 Rockville Centre Village 24960 20 0,80
90 Seneca Falls Town 8670 7 0,81
91 Lewiston Town and Village 15922 13 0,82
92 Hamburg Village 9735 8 0,82
93 Amityville Village 9526 8 0,84
94 Southold Town 20092 17 0,85
95 Pelham Village 7036 6 0,85
96 Lloyd Town 10510 9 0,86
97 Long Beach 33801 29 0,86
98 Clarkstown Town 81994 71 0,87
99 Glenville Town 21670 19 0,88
100 Montgomery Town 9122 8 0,88

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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

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Inlet Town 307 0 0,00
2 Glen Park Village 490 0 0,00
3 Barker 510 0 0,00
4 Interlaken Village 605 0 0,00
5 Hammondsport Village 626 0 0,00
6 Asharoken Village 650 0 0,00
7 Cape Vincent Village 711 0 0,00
8 Afton Village 794 0 0,00
9 Theresa Village 801 0 0,00
10 Schoharie Village 820 0 0,00
11 Angelica Village 827 0 0,00
12 Belmont Village 913 0 0,00
13 Cattaraugus Village 916 0 0,00
14 Portville Village 961 0 0,00
15 Dexter Village 1029 0 0,00
16 Brownville Village 1110 0 0,00
17 Kensington Village 1192 0 0,00
18 Moravia Village 1212 0 0,00
19 Black River 1274 0 0,00
20 Philmont Village 1279 0 0,00
21 Bainbridge Village 1304 0 0,00
22 Jordan Village 1310 0 0,00
23 Oriskany Village 1353 0 0,00
24 Oxford Village 1382 0 0,00
25 Shortsville Village 1422 0 0,00
26 Greene Village 1432 0 0,00
27 Sackets Harbor Village 1432 0 0,00
28 Huntington Bay Village 1436 0 0,00
29 New Berlin Town 1512 0 0,00
30 Deposit Village 1542 0 0,00
31 Port Dickinson Village 1553 0 0,00
32 Ellicottville 1583 0 0,00
33 Wolcott Village 1613 0 0,00
34 Manchester Village 1630 0 0,00
35 Chatham Village 1642 0 0,00
36 Franklinville Village 1649 0 0,00
37 Windham Town 1671 0 0,00
38 Greenwich Village 1721 0 0,00
39 Weedsport Village 1724 0 0,00
40 Nissequogue Village 1751 0 0,00
41 Marcellus Village 1755 0 0,00
42 Adams Village 1757 0 0,00
43 Wayland Village 1769 0 0,00
44 Webb Town 1795 0 0,00
45 Clayton Village 1860 0 0,00
46 Youngstown Village 1892 0 0,00
47 Watkins Glen Village 1929 0 0,00
48 Colchester Town 1978 0 0,00
49 Brant Town 2073 0 0,00
50 Caledonia Village 2140 0 0,00
51 Canisteo Village 2156 0 0,00
52 Camden Village 2184 0 0,00
53 Old Brookville Village 2220 0 0,00
54 Liverpool Village 2238 0 0,00
55 Pulaski Village 2249 0 0,00
56 Phoenix Village 2250 0 0,00
57 Bolton Town 2258 0 0,00
58 Buchanan Village 2282 0 0,00
59 Sag Harbor Village 2310 0 0,00
60 Pine Plains Town 2427 0 0,00
61 Frankfort Village 2454 0 0,00
62 Skaneateles Village 2486 0 0,00
63 Piermont Village 2585 0 0,00
64 Rhinebeck Village 2589 0 0,00
65 Durham Town 2656 0 0,00
66 Great Neck Estates Village 2898 0 0,00
67 Sands Point Village 2926 0 0,00
68 Cornwall-on-Hudson Village 2935 1 0,34
69 Tuxedo Town 2924 1 0,34
70 Akron Village 2872 1 0,35
71 Florida Village 2872 1 0,35
72 Cazenovia Village 2842 1 0,35
73 Coxsackie Village 2658 1 0,38
74 Granville Village 2446 1 0,41
75 Dryden Village 2201 1 0,45
76 Dolgeville Village 2084 1 0,48
77 West Carthage Village 1981 1 0,50
78 Cold Spring Village 1966 1 0,51
79 Friendship Town 1889 1 0,53
80 Trumansburg Village 1818 1 0,55
81 Central Square Village 1768 1 0,57
82 Cooperstown Village 1757 1 0,57
83 Middleport Village 1756 1 0,57
84 Sodus Village 1719 1 0,58
85 Norwood Village 1571 1 0,64
86 Sherburne Village 1307 1 0,77
87 Attica Village 2426 2 0,82
88 Brewster 2371 2 0,84
89 Vernon Village 1170 1 0,85
90 Independence Town 1149 1 0,87
91 East Hampton Village 1130 1 0,88
92 Fishkill Village 2112 2 0,95
93 Alexandria Bay Village 1054 1 0,95
94 Quogue Village 1019 1 0,98
95 Cambridge Village 1809 2 1,11
96 Yorkville Village 2600 3 1,15
97 Allegany Village 1702 2 1,18
98 Holley Village 1691 2 1,18
99 St. Johnsville Village 1665 2 1,20
100 Addison Town and Village 2490 3 1,20
101 Harriman Village 2461 3 1,22
102 Clyde Village 1976 3 1,52
103 Arcade Village 1951 3 1,54
104 Westhampton Beach Village 1819 3 1,65
105 Tuxedo Park Village 603 1 1,66
106 Groton Village 2357 4 1,70
107 Nassau Village 1105 2 1,81
108 Boonville Village 2022 4 1,98
109 Mount Morris Village 2821 6 2,13
110 Gowanda Village 2609 6 2,30
111 Green Island Village 2602 7 2,69
112 Canajoharie Village 2129 6 2,82
113 Hancock Village 944 3 3,18
114 Woodridge Village 779 3 3,85
115 Centre Island Village 414 2 4,83
116 Fort Plain Village 2218 20 9,02

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Sherrill 3031 0 0,00
2 Homer Village 3104 0 0,00
3 New York Mills Village 3265 0 0,00
4 Southampton Village 3335 0 0,00
5 Carroll Town 3347 0 0,00
6 Moriah Town 3532 0 0,00
7 Whitesboro Village 3655 0 0,00
8 Cayuga Heights Village 3753 0 0,00
9 Olive Town 4303 0 0,00
10 Norfolk Town 4420 0 0,00
11 Montgomery Village 4682 0 0,00
12 Kings Point Village 5299 0 0,00
13 Horseheads Village 6464 0 0,00
14 Northport Village 7362 0 0,00
15 Eden Town 7667 0 0,00
16 Briarcliff Manor Village 8044 0 0,00
17 Kirkland Town 8355 0 0,00
18 Rye Brook Village 9622 0 0,00
19 Highlands Town 8328 1 0,12
20 Lakewood-Busti 7260 1 0,14
21 Elmira Town 5665 1 0,18
22 Fairport Village 5388 1 0,19
23 Ardsley Village 4614 1 0,22
24 Whitestown Town 9175 2 0,22
25 Greenport Town 4362 1 0,23
26 Goshen Town 8703 2 0,23
27 Malverne Village 8626 2 0,23
28 Hamilton Village 4091 1 0,24
29 Hastings-on-Hudson Village 8030 2 0,25
30 Baldwinsville Village 7976 2 0,25
31 Lloyd Harbor Village 3697 1 0,27
32 Pleasantville Village 7352 2 0,27
33 Stillwater Town 7302 2 0,27
34 Irvington Village 6631 2 0,30
35 Lake Success Village 3170 1 0,32
36 Larchmont Village 6200 2 0,32
37 Westfield Village 3012 1 0,33
38 Macedon Town and Village 8960 3 0,33
39 Woodstock Town 5819 2 0,34
40 Washingtonville Village 5755 2 0,35
41 Chester Town 8053 3 0,37
42 Pound Ridge Town 5257 2 0,38
43 Tuckahoe Village 6677 3 0,45
44 Canton Village 6510 3 0,46
45 Monroe Village 8665 4 0,46
46 Cairo Town 6404 3 0,47
47 Geneseo Village 8184 4 0,49
48 Hornell 8161 4 0,49
49 Potsdam Village 9723 5 0,51
50 Highland Falls Village 3838 2 0,52
51 South Nyack Village 3556 2 0,56
52 Ballston Spa Village 5329 3 0,56
53 Marlborough Town 8663 5 0,58
54 Penn Yan Village 4946 3 0,61
55 Delhi Village 3116 2 0,64
56 Cobleskill Village 4534 3 0,66
57 Dansville Village 4433 3 0,68
58 Elmsford Village 5379 4 0,74
59 Crawford Town 9217 7 0,76
60 Deerpark Town 7759 6 0,77
61 Elmira Heights Village 3865 3 0,78
62 Seneca Falls Town 8670 7 0,81
63 Waterloo Village 4906 4 0,82
64 Maybrook Village 3667 3 0,82
65 Hamburg Village 9735 8 0,82
66 Amityville Village 9526 8 0,84
67 Pelham Village 7036 6 0,85
68 Montgomery Town 9122 8 0,88
69 Palmyra Village 3345 3 0,90
70 Goshen Village 5373 5 0,93
71 Coeymans Town 7416 7 0,94
72 Cuba Town 3110 3 0,96
73 Old Westbury Village 4763 5 1,05
74 Canastota Village 4536 5 1,10
75 Saranac Lake Village 5265 6 1,14
76 Walden Village 6727 8 1,19
77 Rensselaer City 9249 11 1,19
78 Menands Village 3940 5 1,27
79 Scotia Village 7700 10 1,30
80 Ellicott Town 5060 7 1,38
81 Hudson Falls Village 7071 10 1,41
82 Malone Village 5641 8 1,42
83 Tupper Lake Village 3503 5 1,43
84 Le Roy Village 4161 6 1,44
85 Carthage Village 3392 5 1,47
86 Alfred Village 4022 6 1,49
87 Johnstown 8265 13 1,57
88 Pelham Manor Village 5660 9 1,59
89 South Glens Falls Village 3628 6 1,65
90 East Rochester Village 6580 11 1,67
91 Brockport Village 8290 14 1,69
92 Waverly Village 4123 7 1,70
93 Hoosick Falls Village 3386 6 1,77
94 Sidney Village 3621 7 1,93
95 Medina Village 5687 12 2,11
96 Niagara Town 8014 17 2,12
97 Mechanicville 5118 11 2,15
98 Little Falls 4684 11 2,35
99 Solvay Village 6307 16 2,54
100 Owego Village 3898 10 2,57
101 Lowville Village 3347 9 2,69
102 Ilion Village 7736 21 2,71
103 Port Jervis 8599 24 2,79
104 Perry Village 3474 10 2,88
105 Catskill Village 3803 11 2,89
106 Wellsville Village 4420 14 3,17
107 Ellenville Village 4023 13 3,23
108 Newark Village 8864 29 3,27
109 Ticonderoga Town 4853 16 3,30
110 Warsaw Village 3317 13 3,92
111 Albion Village 5878 24 4,08
112 Norwich 6656 31 4,66
113 Liberty Village 4092 20 4,89
114 Hudson 6173 32 5,18
115 Monticello Village 6414 35 5,46

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Plattekill Town 10235 0 0,00
2 Sleepy Hollow Village 10267 0 0,00
3 Mamaroneck Town 12336 0 0,00
4 Lewisboro Town 12823 0 0,00
5 Harrison Town 28741 0 0,00
6 New Castle Town 18197 1 0,05
7 East Aurora-Aurora Town 13900 1 0,07
8 Kent Town 13326 1 0,08
9 Scarsdale Village 18214 2 0,11
10 Glen Cove 27574 4 0,15
11 Eastchester Town 20452 4 0,20
12 Bedford Town 18034 4 0,22
13 New Hartford Town and Village 20232 5 0,25
14 Dobbs Ferry Village 11182 3 0,27
15 East Fishkill Town 29623 9 0,30
16 Port Washington 19555 6 0,31
17 Stony Point Town 15667 5 0,32
18 Rye 16050 6 0,37
19 Cicero Town 28992 11 0,38
20 Ogden Town 20288 8 0,39
21 Hyde Park Town 21046 9 0,43
22 Garden City Village 22749 10 0,44
23 Fishkill Town 21529 10 0,46
24 North Castle Town 12454 6 0,48
25 Warwick Town 18450 9 0,49
26 Floral Park Village 16131 8 0,50
27 Mount Pleasant Town 26506 14 0,53
28 East Hampton Town 19992 11 0,55
29 Camillus Town and Village 24462 14 0,57
30 Ossining Village 25452 15 0,59
31 Tarrytown Village 11617 7 0,60
32 Lynbrook Village 19745 12 0,61
33 Woodbury Town 11114 7 0,63
34 Vestal Town 28223 18 0,64
35 Mamaroneck Village 19496 13 0,67
36 Fredonia Village 10475 7 0,67
37 Blooming Grove Town 11888 8 0,67
38 Geddes Town 10177 7 0,69
39 Fulton City 11244 8 0,71
40 East Greenbush Town 16331 12 0,73
41 North Greenbush Town 12216 9 0,74
42 Manlius Town 24417 18 0,74
43 Port Chester Village 29814 22 0,74
44 Depew Village 15159 12 0,79
45 Rockville Centre Village 24960 20 0,80
46 Lewiston Town and Village 15922 13 0,82
47 Southold Town 20092 17 0,85
48 Lloyd Town 10510 9 0,86
49 Glenville Town 21670 19 0,88
50 Kenmore Village 15178 14 0,92
51 Schodack Town 11747 11 0,94
52 Orchard Park Town 29760 28 0,94
53 Niskayuna Town 22486 23 1,02
54 Ulster Town 12600 13 1,03
55 Fallsburg Town 12207 15 1,23
56 Rotterdam Town 29882 37 1,24
57 DeWitt Town 25268 34 1,35
58 Evans Town 16220 22 1,36
59 Amsterdam 17737 25 1,41
60 New Paltz Town and Village 14075 20 1,42
61 New Windsor Town 28137 40 1,42
62 Cortland 18631 28 1,50
63 Wallkill Town 29123 47 1,61
64 Glens Falls 14403 24 1,67
65 Plattsburgh City 19651 35 1,78
66 Tonawanda 14868 27 1,82
67 Beacon 14241 26 1,83
68 Gates Town 28717 56 1,95
69 Dunkirk 11755 24 2,04
70 Peekskill 24365 50 2,05
71 Oswego City 17370 36 2,07
72 Saratoga Springs 28237 63 2,23
73 Canandaigua 10252 24 2,34
74 Oneonta City 14073 33 2,34
75 Geneva 12841 31 2,41
76 Elmira 27556 70 2,54
77 Cohoes 16979 46 2,71
78 Ogdensburg 10629 32 3,01
79 Kingston 23077 70 3,03
80 Olean 13615 44 3,23
81 Watervliet 10115 36 3,56
82 Lackawanna 17904 70 3,91
83 Middletown 27885 110 3,94
84 Batavia 14565 63 4,33
85 Johnson City Village 14418 63 4,37
86 Oneida 10940 53 4,84
87 Corning 10643 52 4,89
88 Auburn 26570 137 5,16
89 Endicott Village 12754 70 5,49
90 Gloversville 14860 83 5,59
91 Watertown 25525 175 6,86
92 Jamestown 29384 227 7,73
93 Newburgh 28282 329 11,63

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Yorktown Town 37101 14 0,38
2 Carmel Town 34382 17 0,49
3 Lancaster Town 37776 21 0,56
4 Bethlehem Town 35704 27 0,76
5 Webster Town and Village 45023 35 0,78
6 Guilderland Town 34260 27 0,79
7 Ramapo Town 95068 75 0,79
8 Long Beach 33801 29 0,86
9 Clarkstown Town 81994 71 0,87
10 Brighton Town 36470 32 0,88
11 Hamburg Town 46490 41 0,88
12 Colonie Town 79842 80 1,00
13 Southampton Town 51231 52 1,02
14 Newburgh Town 31200 34 1,09
15 Amherst Town 121343 145 1,19
16 New Rochelle 80340 98 1,22
17 West Seneca Town 45721 62 1,36
18 Riverhead Town 33812 50 1,48
19 North Tonawanda 30325 46 1,52
20 Rome 32298 49 1,52
21 Tonawanda Town 57256 89 1,55
22 Freeport Village 43597 70 1,61
23 Irondequoit Town 50212 91 1,81
24 Greece Town 96650 189 1,96
25 Ithaca 31145 72 2,31
26 Cheektowaga Town 77648 189 2,43
27 Yonkers 202827 706 3,48
28 Spring Valley Village 32909 120 3,65
29 Mount Vernon 68889 351 5,10
30 New York 8523171 46113 5,41
31 Troy 49491 283 5,72
32 Hempstead Village 56059 322 5,74
33 Utica 60413 381 6,31
34 Syracuse 143129 1006 7,03
35 Poughkeepsie 30580 216 7,06
36 Binghamton 44876 326 7,26
37 Rochester 207701 1615 7,78
38 Albany 98322 823 8,37
39 Niagara Falls 48225 418 8,67
40 Schenectady 65550 620 9,46
41 Buffalo 258219 2692 10,43

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?

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