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

Crime rate in Syracuse, NY

The 2020 crime rate in Syracuse, NY is 414 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.5% U.S. cities. The 2020 Syracuse crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 32 - an increase of 13 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Syracuse has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Syracuse, NY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Syracuse:

413.8
De Witt:

176.8
Solvay:

119.6
Geddes:

99.2
Liverpool:

20.1
North Syracuse:

125.3
Camillus:

63.2
Manlius:

67.5
Cicero:

61.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Syracuse by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
19
(13.6)
24
(17.4)
18
(13.1)
15
(10.3)
11
(7.5)
14
(9.6)
21
(14.6)
20
(13.8)
22
(15.3)
30
(20.8)
20
(14.0)
23
(16.1)
19
(13.3)
32
(22.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(47.9)
71
(51.4)
70
(51.0)
68
(46.8)
63
(43.2)
75
(51.4)
75
(52.1)
78
(54.0)
77
(53.5)
68
(47.2)
98
(68.5)
92
(64.3)
105
(73.7)
96
(67.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
446
(318.8)
419
(303.2)
403
(293.7)
377
(259.7)
388
(266.1)
454
(311.1)
400
(278.1)
406
(280.9)
359
(249.3)
329
(228.6)
284
(198.5)
285
(199.1)
246
(172.7)
222
(156.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
903
(645.6)
852
(616.4)
852
(621.0)
831
(572.4)
840
(576.0)
829
(568.1)
696
(483.9)
668
(462.2)
684
(474.9)
636
(441.9)
607
(424.3)
606
(423.4)
759
(532.9)
842
(592.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,785
(1,276)
1,938
(1,402)
1,946
(1,418)
2,174
(1,498)
1,705
(1,169)
1,896
(1,299)
1,781
(1,238)
1,404
(971.4)
1,194
(829.0)
1,021
(709.4)
1,145
(800.3)
831
(580.6)
850
(596.8)
1,032
(726.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,618
(2,587)
3,725
(2,695)
3,495
(2,547)
3,167
(2,182)
3,261
(2,236)
3,698
(2,534)
4,298
(2,988)
3,986
(2,758)
3,577
(2,484)
3,290
(2,286)
3,301
(2,307)
3,083
(2,154)
3,051
(2,142)
2,463
(1,734)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
561
(401.1)
502
(363.2)
338
(246.3)
367
(252.8)
309
(211.9)
382
(261.8)
394
(273.9)
365
(252.5)
316
(219.4)
340
(236.2)
371
(259.3)
506
(353.5)
563
(395.3)
514
(361.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
48
(34.3)
70
(50.6)
40
(29.2)
54
(37.2)
60
(41.1)
45
(30.8)
57
(39.6)
57
(39.4)
41
(28.5)
58
(40.3)
56
(39.1)
35
(24.5)
39
(27.4)
48
(33.8)
City-Data.com crime index515.1525.1500.2462.9432.9480.5479.2446.1418.0396.4396.2383.1403.1413.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. 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 633 registered sex offenders living in Syracuse, New York as of February 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Syracuse is 227 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Syracuse:

487.3
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Syracuse:

453.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Syracuse:

407.7
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Syracuse:

407.8
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Syracuse:

424.2
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Syracuse:

446.1
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Syracuse:

453.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Syracuse:

462.3
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Syracuse:

510.2
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Syracuse:

479.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Syracuse:

483.6
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Syracuse:

534.6
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Syracuse:

545.9
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Syracuse:

557.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Syracuse:

569.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Syracuse:

463.9
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Syracuse:

387.1
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Syracuse:

397.5
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Syracuse:

286.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Syracuse:

285.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Syracuse:

276.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Syracuse:

314.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Syracuse:

291.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Syracuse:

322.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Syracuse:

370.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Syracuse:

438.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Syracuse:

425.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Syracuse:

377.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Syracuse:

446.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Syracuse:

448.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Syracuse:

469.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Syracuse:

444.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Syracuse:

487.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Syracuse:

383.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Syracuse:

377.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Syracuse:

432.2
U.S. Average:

334.1
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 2021, including police officers: 443 (376 officers - 314 male; 62 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
New York average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 493 (422 officers - 360 male; 62 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
New York average:

3.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 471 (403 officers - 345 male; 58 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
New York average:

3.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 488 (418 officers - 359 male; 59 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
New York average:

3.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 495 (420 officers - 365 male; 55 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
New York average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 484 (415 officers - 361 male; 54 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
New York average:

3.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 482 (414 officers - 364 male; 50 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
New York average:

3.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 520 (451 officers - 396 male; 55 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 508 (440 officers - 386 male; 54 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
New York average:

3.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 534 (468 officers - 411 male; 57 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 564 (494 officers - 433 male; 61 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
New York average:

3.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 552 (484 officers - 423 male; 61 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
New York average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 571 (505 officers - 441 male; 64 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
New York average:

3.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 563 (494 officers - 431 male; 63 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
New York average:

3.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 553 (489 officers - 428 male; 61 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
New York average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 549 (485 officers - 425 male; 60 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
New York average:

3.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 550 (487 officers - 429 male; 58 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
New York average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 518 (465 officers - 408 male; 57 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
New York average:

3.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 516 (463 officers - 410 male; 53 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
New York average:

2.95

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

Zip codes: 13202, 13203, 13207, 13210, 13214, 13215, 13224, 13290.