Public Safety
Violent Crimes

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Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

What does this measure?

This indicator shows the number of reported serious violent crimes per 10,000 residents. Murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are included in the serious violent crimes measure.

Why is this important?

Crime affects the quality of life of those who directly experience and witness it, but it also impacts the lives of others within the community, housing stability, and a community's attractiveness as a place to live, work and do business.

How is our region performing?

In 2018, there were 24 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in our region, down from 28 the prior year and below the state rate of 35. The regional rate is higher than in 2000, and down from the high of 33 per 10,000 residents in 2006. The county with the highest violent crime rate in 2018 was Monroe (31), a product of the high crime rates in Rochester (78) - both lower than 2017. After Monroe, Genesee had the highest rate, at 22, while Yates had the lowest, at 7 per 10,000 residents. In 2018, violent crime rose in most counties and the City of Rochester, with the largest increase coming from Genesee County, since 2000.

In the long run, violent crime rates have been highest in the City of Rochester, averaging 93 crimes per 10,000 residents since 2000, and lowest in Yates (8), Livingston (11) and Ontario (12).

Notes about the data

Crime reports are never complete because some crimes, such as rape and assault, are believed to be underreported. Data for this indicator are released in the third quarter.

Violent Crimes
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States51514948464748474643413939373637393837
NYS55524947444544424039394041393738383635
NYS (excluding NYC)26272827262829262625242323212022222220
Region23232527252833293026282727272327272824
Monroe28283135313744403935383636363034333531
Surrounding Counties14141415141516131413131413131216161715
Genesee14161819181618151915181915181920222922
Livingston141012151310149111177897121499
Ontario111010119111291013121414111213151212
Orleans13152216162520211717181914141417192116
Seneca9161612101113131314151817181618192114
Wayne13151415211818172015181514171222182119
Wyoming26241719141923131211891210914121816
Yates1181212128956475867107107
Rochester74758193821021251111099610697981008188899178
Batavia15201636292024152324293230384451486443
Canandaigua1381214N/A12171932193034284235483323
Geneva28231424232627201832253224211822192224

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Canandaigua did not report in 2004 and 2005.




Number of Violent Crimes
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,9171,206,836
NYS104,48798,70894,59889,35784,26685,52483,81679,81877,44174,83075,83877,46479,30676,48272,37275,16874,12970,66568,291
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34926,25526,31324,09822,92825,08025,00524,23222,178
Region2,7172,7372,9793,3203,0073,4254,0243,5693,5813,2153,4563,3023,2913,3022,7973,2793,2343,3732,942
Monroe2,0892,0962,3032,6232,3322,7353,2732,9562,9172,5982,8232,6612,6722,6862,2272,5262,4822,5712,265
Surrounding Counties628641676697675690751613664617633641619616570753752802677
Genesee859610811510896106871139210711292109112115127168129
Livingston88667995866692617269474454564777915658
Ontario107971021188811013099108139128150150122130144164135129
Orleans576595707110889917371798161595869788664
Seneca31575544373746464648526359625762677347
Wayne121139135145197171165162185140169141132153112203160187170
Wyoming11310272805883100545247333751413658487163
Yates26193030301923131511181320141825172617
Rochester1,6261,6421,7862,0341,7822,1892,6662,3502,3022,0342,2312,0362,0672,1091,6901,8401,8451,8721,615
Batavia24322658473137233637444946576676709463
Canandaigua1591316N/A13182034203236294436503424
Geneva38311932313536272443334331282429242831

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Canandaigua did not report in 2004 and 2005.











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Prenatal Care 77% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.7 2015-17 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.9% 2016 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2013-17 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2017 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.3 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 13 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,419 2018 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 46% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Registered Library Borrowers 61% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.9 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.3% 2018 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $54,972 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 2.3% 2018 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 25% 2018 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $175 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs 1.3% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 2018 2 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 2.9% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 74% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,590 2018 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 45% 2018 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,703 2018 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,363 2018 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 45% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 78% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.7 2017 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 700 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 106 2017 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 138 2017 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 3.1 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $133,156 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $827 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 30% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 34% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Rent Burdened Households 50% 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 10% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 190 2018 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2018 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 59 2018 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.2 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2015 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 188.2 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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