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Crime rate in Niagara Falls, New York (NY): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Niagara Falls, NY compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Niagara Falls, NY

The 2018 crime rate in Niagara Falls, NY is 431 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Niagara Falls crime rate fell by 21% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Niagara Falls has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Niagara Falls, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Niagara Falls:

430.7
Niagara:

207.5
North Tonawanda:

131.4
Tonawanda:

153.7
Youngstown:

4.2
Kenmore:

76.0
Buffalo:

514.7
Lockport:

259.3
Cheektowaga:

196.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Niagara Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(7.4)
4
(7.5)
3
(5.8)
3
(5.9)
6
(11.8)
5
(9.9)
4
(7.9)
3
(6.0)
3
(6.1)
3
(6.1)
3
(6.1)
3
(6.2)
3
(6.2)
2
(4.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(44.6)
35
(66.0)
38
(73.2)
24
(46.9)
28
(55.0)
23
(45.7)
31
(61.5)
26
(51.6)
12
(24.2)
26
(52.7)
32
(65.3)
14
(28.8)
36
(74.4)
24
(49.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
242
(449.9)
201
(379.2)
134
(258.2)
171
(334.0)
166
(326.1)
185
(367.6)
174
(345.1)
171
(339.6)
166
(334.9)
161
(326.6)
156
(318.4)
199
(408.8)
150
(310.0)
124
(257.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
415
(771.6)
403
(760.3)
326
(628.2)
364
(711.0)
409
(803.4)
397
(788.9)
372
(737.8)
419
(832.1)
403
(812.9)
391
(793.1)
364
(743.0)
349
(717.0)
355
(733.7)
268
(555.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
703
(1,307)
791
(1,492)
668
(1,287)
827
(1,615)
805
(1,581)
956
(1,900)
849
(1,684)
750
(1,489)
746
(1,505)
650
(1,318)
615
(1,255)
551
(1,132)
458
(946.6)
297
(615.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,728
(3,213)
1,802
(3,399)
1,796
(3,461)
1,759
(3,436)
1,877
(3,687)
1,834
(3,645)
1,904
(3,776)
2,083
(4,137)
1,949
(3,931)
1,858
(3,769)
1,781
(3,636)
1,665
(3,421)
1,738
(3,592)
1,507
(3,125)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
256
(476.0)
195
(367.9)
212
(408.5)
161
(314.5)
128
(251.4)
134
(266.3)
188
(372.9)
130
(258.2)
112
(225.9)
133
(269.8)
130
(265.4)
186
(382.1)
140
(289.3)
158
(327.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A37
(69.8)
36
(69.4)
29
(56.6)
37
(72.7)
18
(35.8)
18
(35.7)
34
(67.5)
22
(44.4)
15
(30.4)
13
(26.5)
22
(45.2)
22
(45.5)
15
(31.1)
City-Data.com crime index598.0603.6534.4567.3604.4624.6614.9611.9575.2575.6563.2548.0544.8430.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 211 registered sex offenders living in Niagara Falls, New York as of August 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Niagara Falls is 231 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Niagara Falls:

464.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Niagara Falls:

608.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Niagara Falls:

604.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Niagara Falls:

608.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Niagara Falls:

624.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Niagara Falls:

610.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Niagara Falls:

649.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Niagara Falls:

618.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Niagara Falls:

643.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Niagara Falls:

643.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Niagara Falls:

581.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Niagara Falls:

528.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Niagara Falls:

650.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Niagara Falls:

670.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Niagara Falls:

484.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2002
Niagara Falls:

413.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Niagara Falls:

328.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Niagara Falls:

412.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Niagara Falls:

454.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Niagara Falls:

472.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Niagara Falls:

492.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Niagara Falls:

531.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Niagara Falls:

543.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Niagara Falls:

581.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Niagara Falls:

602.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Niagara Falls:

538.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Niagara Falls:

542.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Niagara Falls:

491.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Niagara Falls:

523.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Niagara Falls:

493.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Niagara Falls:

413.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2002
Niagara Falls:

452.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 164 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
New York average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 176 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
New York average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 178 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 172 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
New York average:

2.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 173 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
New York average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 173 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 171 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
New York average:

2.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 170 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 165 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
New York average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 166 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
New York average:

3.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 161 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
New York average:

3.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 155 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 155 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
New York average:

3.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 159 (142 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
New York average:

3.34

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Niagara Falls, NY
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 14301, 14302, 14303, 14304, 14305.