Buffalo, NY Arrest Records

Buffalo, NY is among the most violent cities in the USA with 11.10 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 302nd safest city in New York among the 305 cities.
Buffalo, NY property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 41.17 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 7,133 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 3.88% compared to 2015.

Buffalo Crime Rate

Total arrests in Buffalo 2016 decreased by 4.32% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 2,887 to 2,857 while non-violent crime decreased by 5.16% from 11,176 to 10,599.

5 Crimes In Buffalo, NY in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 7,133
Burglary 2,631
Aggravated assault 1,611
Robbery 1,049
Motor vehicle theft 835

Other Cities in New York with the Most Arrests

Among the 305 cities in state the most dangerous is New York with 49,124 violent crimes that’s 73.75% of total of 66,611. Lakewood-Busti has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 22 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Niagara Falls 60.96
Buffalo 52.27
Watertown 50.51
Binghamton 47.99
Rochester 46.06

Safest Cities in New York

Are you planning a move to New York? Here are the safest cities in New York with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Buffalo is 1 out of 210. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Harrison Town and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Cohocton Town.

City Arrests
Sherrill 2.61
Rye 3.91
Glen Cove 4.55
Port Washington 5.29
Brewster 5.60

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Buffalo decreased by 1.04% from 2015 and decreased by 12.09% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 3,250 to 2,857. In 2016 violent crime rate in Buffalo was 136.48% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.11%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Buffalo decreased by 5.16% from 2015 and decreased by 25.91% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 14,305 to 10,599. In 2016 property crime rate in Buffalo was 44.84% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.117%.

How Buffalo stands up against other cities

Buffalo vs. Yonkers

You’ll be in more risk in Buffalo compared to Yonkers that had 70.35% lower crime rate compared to Buffalo according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.1709 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0396 in Yonkers city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 3.2434 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.2372 in Yonkers.

Buffalo vs. Syracuse

You’ll be in more risk in Buffalo compared to Syracuse that had 24.04% lower crime rate compared to Buffalo according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 4.0746 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.2859 in Syracuse city.
Burglary rates of 10.2196 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 7.0940 in Syracuse.

Names with the most arrests in Buffalo

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 40% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Buffalo is 0.58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 14.32 daily crimes that occur in Buffalo.
  • Buffalo is more violent than Yonkers.
  • In Buffalo you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Buffalo have decreased by 4.32%.