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

Crime rate in Rochester, NY

The 2019 crime rate in Rochester, NY is 399 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.5% U.S. cities. The 2019 Rochester crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 33 - an increase of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Rochester has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Rochester, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Rochester:

399.1
Brighton:

100.3
Gates:

188.1
Greece:

142.7
East Rochester:

73.0
Fairport:

28.7
Ogden:

50.1
Brockport:

78.8
Caledonia:

5.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Rochester by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
49
(23.2)
50
(24.2)
42
(20.5)
28
(13.6)
41
(20.1)
31
(14.7)
36
(17.0)
42
(19.9)
27
(12.8)
33
(15.7)
43
(20.5)
27
(12.9)
29
(14.0)
33
(16.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
92
(43.5)
121
(58.5)
98
(47.7)
97
(47.2)
99
(48.6)
95
(44.9)
112
(52.8)
92
(43.7)
190
(90.3)
148
(70.5)
161
(76.8)
141
(67.6)
131
(63.1)
102
(49.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,332
(629.3)
1,032
(499.3)
1,059
(515.7)
846
(411.6)
816
(400.4)
755
(357.0)
817
(385.4)
918
(436.0)
698
(331.8)
640
(304.9)
670
(319.6)
707
(338.9)
516
(248.4)
429
(208.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,193
(563.7)
1,147
(554.9)
1,103
(537.2)
1,071
(521.1)
1,273
(624.6)
1,148
(542.8)
1,104
(520.8)
1,055
(501.0)
850
(404.1)
1,018
(484.9)
971
(463.2)
997
(478.0)
939
(452.1)
976
(474.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,673
(1,263)
2,582
(1,249)
2,808
(1,367)
2,899
(1,410)
3,448
(1,692)
3,384
(1,600)
2,978
(1,405)
2,587
(1,229)
2,125
(1,010)
1,753
(835.1)
1,475
(703.6)
1,337
(641.0)
1,178
(567.2)
1,269
(616.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,913
(3,739)
7,044
(3,408)
7,060
(3,438)
7,130
(3,469)
7,620
(3,739)
6,849
(3,238)
7,683
(3,624)
6,855
(3,256)
6,058
(2,880)
5,779
(2,753)
5,673
(2,706)
5,981
(2,867)
5,285
(2,545)
5,222
(2,538)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,413
(1,140)
1,651
(798.8)
1,262
(614.6)
962
(468.0)
752
(369.0)
701
(331.4)
622
(293.4)
609
(289.2)
673
(319.9)
734
(349.7)
664
(316.7)
616
(295.3)
573
(275.9)
651
(316.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
239
(112.9)
204
(98.7)
215
(104.7)
186
(90.5)
176
(86.4)
177
(83.7)
194
(91.5)
132
(62.7)
135
(64.2)
108
(51.4)
101
(48.2)
105
(50.3)
85
(40.9)
83
(40.3)
City-Data.com crime index711.8643.7623.7567.6621.6548.9562.8545.2489.8472.8473.8460.4406.9399.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- 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 972 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, New York as of February 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rochester is 215 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Rochester:

423.0
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Rochester:

441.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Rochester:

501.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Rochester:

509.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Rochester:

496.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Rochester:

484.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Rochester:

552.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Rochester:

539.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Rochester:

524.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Rochester:

601.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Rochester:

540.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Rochester:

615.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Rochester:

634.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Rochester:

686.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Rochester:

524.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Rochester:

370.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Rochester:

425.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Rochester:

367.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Rochester:

297.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Rochester:

282.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Rochester:

315.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Rochester:

323.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Rochester:

357.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Rochester:

394.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Rochester:

451.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Rochester:

506.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Rochester:

531.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Rochester:

580.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Rochester:

525.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Rochester:

537.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Rochester:

540.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Rochester:

610.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Rochester:

624.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Rochester:

561.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Rochester:

557.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Rochester:

511.5
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 2019, including police officers: 850 (738 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.59
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 863 (747 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.60
New York average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 889 (761 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
New York average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 864 (747 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.56
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 834 (713 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
New York average:

2.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 833 (713 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
New York average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 866 (735 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 879 (741 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
New York average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 871 (738 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
New York average:

2.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 917 (772 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.79
New York average:

3.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 934 (773 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
New York average:

3.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 923 (759 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.70
New York average:

3.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 907 (734 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.55
New York average:

3.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 922 (725 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 845 (676 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
New York average:

3.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 837 (673 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
New York average:

3.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 864 (677 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
New York average:

3.01

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

Zip codes: 14604, 14605, 14607, 14608, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14616, 14619, 14627.