Crime rates in Buffalo by year

Type

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
64
(21.8)
43
(14.6)
63
(21.9)
51
(17.9)
56
(19.8)
74
(26.4)
54
(19.7)
37
(13.7)
60
(22.3)
55
(20.7)
36
(13.7)
48
(18.3)
47
(18.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
229
(78.1)
185
(62.6)
203
(70.4)
212
(74.2)
184
(65.0)
174
(62.0)
164
(59.9)
174
(64.4)
141
(52.5)
157
(59.2)
121
(46.1)
138
(52.6)
145
(56.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,600
(545.7)
1,627
(550.7)
1,625
(563.9)
1,485
(520.0)
1,667
(588.5)
1,708
(608.9)
1,533
(559.8)
1,539
(569.4)
1,636
(609.0)
1,466
(552.9)
1,459
(555.8)
1,388
(528.9)
1,322
(510.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,816
(619.4)
1,902
(643.8)
1,810
(628.1)
2,056
(720.0)
2,031
(717.0)
2,001
(713.4)
1,739
(635.1)
1,966
(727.4)
2,083
(775.3)
1,921
(724.6)
1,634
(622.5)
1,808
(688.9)
1,735
(670.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,965
(1,352.4)
3,857
(1,305.5)
4,154
(1,441.4)
3,914
(1,370.6)
4,240
(1,496.8)
4,447
(1,585.4)
4,389
(1,602.8)
4,112
(1,521.3)
3,954
(1,471.8)
4,296
(1,620.3)
4,473
(1,704.1)
3,976
(1,515.0)
3,458
(1,336.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,669
(3,297.9)
9,115
(3,085.2)
9,180
(3,185.4)
9,929
(3,476.9)
10,089
(3,561.6)
8,864
(3,160.1)
9,477
(3,460.9)
9,503
(3,515.9)
8,947
(3,330.3)
9,027
(3,404.8)
8,711
(3,318.7)
8,371
(3,189.8)
8,076
(3,120.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,551
(870.1)
2,288
(774.4)
2,528
(877.2)
2,409
(843.6)
2,401
(847.6)
2,125
(757.6)
2,271
(829.3)
1,859
(687.8)
1,580
(588.1)
1,430
(539.4)
1,121
(427.1)
1,107
(421.8)
957
(369.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
444
(151.4)
406
(137.4)
N/A303
(106.1)
368
(129.9)
159
(56.7)
109
(39.8)
126
(46.6)
101
(37.6)
90
(33.9)
347
(132.2)
294
(112.0)
N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7)689.6649.6693.0697.2726.1725.3698.9696.9707.3692.0641.4642.1616.1

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 635 registered sex offenders living in Buffalo, New York as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buffalo to the number of sex offenders is 408 to 1.


See how dangerous Buffalo, NY is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Buffalo:

616.1
Kenmore:

126.0
Lackawanna:

301.8
Tonawanda:

151.2
Depew:

129.2
Lancaster:

80.3
North Tonawanda:

141.3
Hamburg:

109.7
Niagara Falls:

575.2
Violent crime rate in 2013
Buffalo:

682.6
U.S. Average:

203.3
Violent crime rate in 2012
Buffalo:

697.7
U.S. Average:

214.5
Violent crime rate in 2011
Buffalo:

662.4
U.S. Average:

214.1
Violent crime rate in 2010
Buffalo:

739.1
U.S. Average:

223.2
Violent crime rate in 2009
Buffalo:

788.9
U.S. Average:

238.0
Violent crime rate in 2008
Buffalo:

739.7
U.S. Average:

252.4
Violent crime rate in 2007
Buffalo:

696.4
U.S. Average:

259.7
Violent crime rate in 2006
Buffalo:

775.5
U.S. Average:

264.1
Violent crime rate in 2005
Buffalo:

756.8
U.S. Average:

258.9
Violent crime rate in 2004
Buffalo:

729.6
U.S. Average:

256.0
Violent crime rate in 2003
Buffalo:

709.7
U.S. Average:

262.6
Violent crime rate in 2002
Buffalo:

688.6
U.S. Average:

272.2
Violent crime rate in 2001
Buffalo:

704.0
U.S. Average:

276.6
Property crime rate in 2013
Buffalo:

478.5
U.S. Average:

250.2
Property crime rate in 2012
Buffalo:

525.5
U.S. Average:

267.3
Property crime rate in 2011
Buffalo:

570.5
U.S. Average:

273.5
Property crime rate in 2010
Buffalo:

574.9
U.S. Average:

276.4
Property crime rate in 2009
Buffalo:

548.8
U.S. Average:

285.6
Property crime rate in 2008
Buffalo:

582.9
U.S. Average:

302.2
Property crime rate in 2007
Buffalo:

617.7
U.S. Average:

309.2
Property crime rate in 2006
Buffalo:

588.4
U.S. Average:

317.3
Property crime rate in 2005
Buffalo:

604.3
U.S. Average:

322.3
Property crime rate in 2004
Buffalo:

574.2
U.S. Average:

327.4
Property crime rate in 2003
Buffalo:

578.8
U.S. Average:

334.1
Property crime rate in 2002
Buffalo:

531.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Property crime rate in 2001
Buffalo:

565.6
U.S. Average:

337.2

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 916 (741 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
New York average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 923 (759 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 881 (736 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
New York average:

3.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 918 (768 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 944 (796 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
New York average:

3.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 943 (800 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
New York average:

3.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 856 (708 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
New York average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 901 (753 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 932 (783 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
New York average:

3.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 957 (807 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
New York average:

3.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,037 (862 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
New York average:

3.01


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Buffalo

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

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