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Violent Crimes

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Violent Crimes

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?

The Mid-Hudson Valley region had 20 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in 2017, slightly less than the state (excluding NYC) rate. Although the rate in the region increased slightly from its lowest rate of 18 per 10,000 residents in 2013-14, the overall rate has declined 19% since 2000. Greene and Sullivan (29) had the greatest rates in the region, followed by Orange (23) and Columbia (22). All counties experienced a rate decrease since 2000.

The cities of Poughkeepsie and Newburgh had the highest rates of violent crime in the region with 70 and 122, respectively, in 2017.

Notes about the data

Crime reports are never complete because some crimes, such as rape and assault, are believed to be underreported.

Violent Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region252428262426272726242321211818191920
Columbia County23181810121420232218151516128171622
Dutchess County222224272628293030312421232019191919
Greene County323630312927373621211921181216252229
Orange County303035262627262828252727292322242423
Putnam County6978810978977455445
Sullivan County393534393634383425242826242221232629
Ulster County232029322631282525242218151616171616
NYS (excluding NYC)262728272628292626252423232120222221
U.S.515149484647484746434139393736373938
Columbia Towns
Copake60N/A396638033
Germantown50N/A000050000000
Greenport127050012520021752200
Stockport0000N/A000000040000
Columbia Villages
Chatham119747973455090457990857463170000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon474047351738544041484346463629393130
Poughkeepsie6464971131131161301201221281301061129486807770
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill3241430243655576347532447
Fishkill5108815563321314343
Hyde Park9465140426891187445
Pine Plains0008000000000400
Poughkeepsie263224231818812141198129111098
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill213350597949474059518950059
Millbrook7000070147
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A05150050251520
Rhinebeck03033001171540880238
Wappingers Falls35244274045191962015137110444
Greene Towns
Cairo08068069378305336
DurhamN/A00N/A00000004000
Hunter7701126N/A04111111411000
Windham1201218000060001206000
Greene Villages
Catskill161916423819281924442940433538312147
Coxsackie411361678031382171814047047190
Orange Cities
Middletown343230313945647064555469824145414437
Newburgh154160204123127148132150164161181182190152144145142122
Port Jervis657776362318323527343320401726392430
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove222353664394355226
Chester732202102201103746
Cornwall753245958002210432
Crawford149753402611191321214812158810
DeerparkN/AN/A220101053102089101089
Goshen2210475123242311133
Highlands226272110000002212
Mount Hope1141374331430000110
New Windsor2423333234221291112101014121413109
Newburgh2121151210912161014101410121010128
Tuxedo36311868038336000
Wallkill91586571713101210891416152322
Warwick511101011242642354
Woodbury1373334345533533533
Orange Villages
Chester3237411520332518513101315151518315
Cornwall-on-Hudson1033
Florida8844040771400000303
Goshen712142423141120131566649627
Greenwood Lake53413414133123453131310196610133
Harriman250004480404168841684
Highland Falls24753750131801018130181883508
Monroe1533317371127362629239281695610
Montgomery650000030005052720
Walden24281820161318222939423122261315110
Washingtonville533944303255101410233575
Putnam Towns
Carmel357655883545333213
Kent443341412341011121
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A133829000002944
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg22171642452519181218251510189131210
Sullivan Villages
Liberty426675454240766846164681604940585365
Monticello154122116597610211187537386112777187484654
Woodridge62427554436603401248122486370890
Ulster Cities
Kingston202839493849372829413439303130303332
Ulster Towns
Lloyd201588510979980366976
Marlborough562027191421261710191036131188
New Paltz43865494451465434443923232421251816
Olive20222N/A027050205020
Plattekill000000031411167118410157
Rosendale5801108325228323202
Saugerties181220247555732878841313
Shandaken69919013136106166713101003
Shawangunk20291415548116984224441
Ulster810210910778661881113756
Woodstock56103881083585333773
Ulster Villages
Ellenville323436171736261758638050464132153745
Saugerties232338776730403310180

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Figures are violent crimes per 10,000 residents. Saugerties Village PD was inactivated as of January 2011. Their jurisdiction is now covered by the Saugerties Town PD.




Number of Violent Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region2,6612,6633,0502,8892,7082,9373,0293,0562,9072,7822,6022,4442,4442,1012,0182,2142,2042,277
Columbia County14611611464748912514913711394961007647103100135
Dutchess County609627696786747826854895892909724625678584561558566568
Greene County15317514615214013318317610210292105885878117104137
Orange County1,0141,0361,2409329309769711,0421,0399429961,0161,077868831918904874
Putnam County539173797795937183856966414951433754
Sullivan County285259256294273260291268195186219201181172157171198221
Ulster County401359525582467558512455459445408335279294293304295288
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34726,25526,31124,09622,92325,06824,99124,132
U.S.1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,321
Columbia Towns
Copake20N/A132213011
Germantown10N/A000010000000
Greenport530200521001721100
Stockport0000N/A000000010000
Columbia Villages
Chatham2113141389168141615131130000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon696172532659836263746367665141564443
Poughkeepsie191196300354357372417388397417400326344288261243234215
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill761038846810115616418213201597111320
Fishkill92016163101112775363107107
Hyde Park1891210391951318192418148910
Pine Plains0002000000000100
Poughkeepsie1111361041018080375359493937543949454034
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill35810149981214210012
Millbrook100001021
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A0130010534
Rhinebeck01011003241022062
Wappingers Falls17122142124101031187460222
Greene Towns
Cairo05045046255203224
DurhamN/A00N/A00000001000
Hunter22037N/A0133313000
Windham202300001000201000
Greene Villages
Catskill787181681281018121617141512818
Coxsackie12394823911625401201250
Orange Cities
Middletown85828083107122177194177155150191227114125113122103
Newburgh438459587358371432386436476465522527544435409412403347
Port Jervis576868322116293124302918351523342126
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove4336961111861675984311
Chester842203102301104857
Cornwall96425712610003210542
Crawford11814535231017122111371114779
DeerparkN/AN/A2168842816678867
Goshen3313697234353411244
Highlands237393110000002312
Mount Hope731253221320000110
New Windsor545379768255292228292426373136352626
Newburgh585842352926344729413142313830303624
Tuxedo1214323013112000
Wallkill233821161219453628342723244045426665
Warwick154330302361271814791513
Woodbury1273334346633634644
Orange Villages
Chester12141668131072545666716
Cornwall-on-Hudson311
Florida221101022400000101
Goshen478141386117833325314
Greenwood Lake1814114141141117443622341
Harriman600011201014221421
Highland Falls928141957047507731203
Monroe12262563092230222419824148459
Montgomery220000010002021310
Walden15181213119121520272921151891017
Washingtonville312326202133686122343
Putnam Towns
Carmel91824201818282910171217121012759
Kent664452513451011221
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A39700000711
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg272120535732242316233219132311171513
Sullivan Villages
Liberty17273119181733302072035262117242227
Monticello1018076395169755936495976524857313035
Woodridge647546030141273070
Ulster Cities
Kingston48659311892117896769978193707471717673
Ulster Towns
Lloyd201588511108101090366976
Marlborough4517231612182315917935111077
New Paltz551086656070637547625533323430352622
Olive10111N/A013020102010
Plattekill000000031511177118410157
Rosendale350705213115212101
Saugerties3423394714910913641514151682525
Shandaken233604423252243301
Shawangunk24361819751115913126336652
Ulster1013213121399108822101416968
Woodstock346255652353222442
Ulster Villages
Ellenville13141577151172426332119171361518
Saugerties99153127121613470

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Saugerties Village PD was inactivated as of January 2011. Their jurisdiction is now covered by the Saugerties Town PD.




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Maintaining
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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