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Crime rate in Schenectady, 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 Schenectady, NY compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Schenectady, NY

The 2018 crime rate in Schenectady, NY was 422 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.4% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Schenectady crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Schenectady has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Schenectady, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Schenectady:

422.4
Niskayuna:

109.7
Rotterdam:

167.3
Scotia:

109.2
Glenville:

89.7
Guilderland:

114.9
Colonie:

125.7
Altamont:

26.7
Cohoes:

141.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Schenectady by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(13.1)
6
(9.8)
5
(8.1)
9
(14.6)
7
(11.5)
8
(13.2)
4
(6.0)
7
(10.5)
8
(12.1)
5
(7.6)
6
(9.2)
2
(3.1)
1
(1.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
41
(67.0)
52
(84.6)
34
(55.3)
35
(56.9)
31
(50.7)
53
(87.2)
43
(64.7)
32
(48.0)
31
(46.9)
57
(86.6)
58
(89.0)
58
(89.6)
57
(87.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
252
(411.7)
309
(502.9)
265
(430.6)
288
(468.2)
243
(397.8)
256
(421.4)
204
(307.1)
199
(298.7)
203
(307.4)
158
(240.0)
146
(224.1)
141
(217.9)
136
(207.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
308
(503.2)
345
(561.5)
302
(490.8)
322
(523.5)
311
(509.1)
362
(595.9)
382
(575.0)
388
(582.3)
365
(552.7)
355
(539.2)
385
(591.1)
376
(581.1)
426
(649.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
795
(1,299)
1,119
(1,821)
806
(1,310)
925
(1,504)
822
(1,346)
856
(1,409)
904
(1,361)
810
(1,216)
769
(1,164)
642
(975.2)
378
(580.3)
348
(537.8)
353
(538.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,975
(3,226)
1,994
(3,245)
1,851
(3,008)
1,905
(3,097)
2,299
(3,763)
2,347
(3,863)
2,011
(3,027)
1,876
(2,816)
1,878
(2,844)
1,752
(2,661)
1,525
(2,341)
1,534
(2,371)
1,542
(2,352)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
279
(455.8)
336
(546.8)
290
(471.3)
224
(364.2)
215
(352.0)
184
(302.9)
183
(275.5)
142
(213.1)
153
(231.7)
124
(188.4)
197
(302.4)
175
(270.4)
211
(321.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A42
(68.4)
48
(78.0)
39
(63.4)
35
(57.3)
35
(57.6)
24
(36.1)
64
(96.1)
N/A19
(28.9)
19
(29.2)
20
(30.9)
26
(39.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)560.3651.4537.5578.3557.6619.1509.3480.3478.3454.1433.6413.6422.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes 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 214 registered sex offenders living in Schenectady, New York as of February 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Schenectady is 303 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Schenectady:

518.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Schenectady:

495.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Schenectady:

515.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Schenectady:

491.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Schenectady:

501.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Schenectady:

509.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Schenectady:

517.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Schenectady:

622.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Schenectady:

527.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Schenectady:

582.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Schenectady:

532.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Schenectady:

636.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Schenectady:

550.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Property crime rate in 2018
Schenectady:

273.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Schenectady:

266.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Schenectady:

278.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2014
Schenectady:

356.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Schenectady:

409.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Schenectady:

415.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Schenectady:

464.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Schenectady:

520.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Schenectady:

510.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Schenectady:

510.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Schenectady:

483.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Schenectady:

608.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Schenectady:

489.4
U.S. Average:

322.3
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: 182 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
New York average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 171 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
New York average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 171 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 168 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New York average:

2.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 168 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New York average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 192 (148 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 188 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 145 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
New York average:

2.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 201 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 208 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
New York average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 216 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
New York average:

3.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 203 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
New York average:

3.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 198 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 195 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
New York average:

3.34

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Schenectady, NY
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 12305, 12307.