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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 18 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in 2019, slightly less than the state (excluding NYC) rate. The overall rate has declined 27% since 2000. Greene (38) had the highest rate in the region, followed by Sullivan (25). All counties, except Greene, experienced a rate decrease since 2000.

The cities of Poughkeepsie and Newburgh had the highest rates of violent crime in the region with 77 and 113, respectively, in 2019.

Notes about the data

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

Violent Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Region252428262426272726242321211818201920181817
Columbia County23181810121420232218151516128171622171615
Dutchess County222224272628293030312421232019191919181919
Greene County323630312927373621211921181216252229243840
Orange County303035262627262828252727292322242423211817
Putnam County6978810978977455445554
Sullivan County393534393634383425242826232221232629262519
Ulster County232029322631282525242218151616171716161512
NYS (excluding NYC)262728272628292626252423232120222222202020
U.S.515149484647484746434139393736373938373739
Columbia Towns
Copake60N/A396638033
Germantown50N/A000050000000
Greenport127050012520021752200202
Stockport0000N/A0000000400000
Columbia Villages
Chatham119747973455090457990847463170000000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon474047351738544041484649483831413332191711
Poughkeepsie6464971131131161301201221281301061129486807871727777
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill3241430243655576347532447344
Fishkill5108815563321214343433
Hyde Park9465140426891187445427
Pine Plains000800000000040000
Poughkeepsie263224231818812141198129111098101615
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill21335059794947405951895005101059
Millbrook7000070147
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A0515005025152026525
Rhinebeck03033001171540880238044
Wappingers Falls3524427404519196201413711044422511
Greene Towns
Cairo08068069388305336525
DurhamN/A00N/A00000004000000
Hunter7701126N/A0411111141100040
Windham12012180000600012060000120
Greene Villages
Catskill161916423819281924442940433538312152291616
Coxsackie411361678031382171814047047190400
Orange Cities
Middletown343230313945647064555368814145414437393130
Newburgh15416020412312714813215016416118118219015314414514312311711399
Port Jervis657776362318323527343320401727392430284325
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove222353664394355226533
Chester732202102201103746270
Cornwall753245958002210432122
Crawford149753402611191321214812158810913
DeerparkN/AN/A2201010531020891010898145
Goshen2210475123242311133111
Highlands22627211000000221210
Mount Hope1141374331430000110025
New Windsor242333323422129111210101412141310914107
Newburgh212115121091216101410141012101012811714
Tuxedo3631186803833600030
Wallkill91586571713101210891416152323161316
Warwick511101011242642354333
Woodbury1373334345533533533635
Orange Villages
Chester3237411520332518513101315151518315505
Cornwall-on-Hudson1033
Florida8844040771400000304400
Goshen712142423141120131566649627943
Greenwood Lake5341341413312345313131019661013313610
Harriman25000448040416884168412124
Highland Falls24753750131801018130181883508350
Monroe1533317371127362629239281695610583
Montgomery650000030005052720000
Walden242818201613182229394231222713151101231
Washingtonville533944303255101410233575324
Putnam Towns
Carmel357655883545333213521
Kent443341412341011121141
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A133829000003044908
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg221716424525191812182515101891311101261
Sullivan Villages
Liberty426675454240766846164681614941585466546951
Monticello154122116597610211187537386112777187484755543932
Woodridge62427554436603401248122486380890385140
Ulster Cities
Kingston202839493849372829413439303130303332313035
Ulster Towns
Lloyd201588510979980366976975
Marlborough562027191421261710191036131188632
New Paltz438654944514654344439232324212418151465
Olive20222N/A027050205020000
Plattekill000000031411167118410157020
Rosendale5801108325228323202220
Saugerties181220247555732878841314121511
Shandaken69919013136106166713101003000
Shawangunk20291415548116984224441412
Ulster81021091077866188111375610139
Woodstock56103881083585333773356
Ulster Villages
Ellenville323436171736261758638050464132153745332222
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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Region2,6612,6633,0502,8892,7082,9373,0293,0562,9072,7822,6022,4442,4422,1012,0182,2142,2052,2822,0772,0511,925
Columbia County146116114647489125149137113949610076471031001331029794
Dutchess County609627696786747826854895892909724625678584561558566571540568567
Greene County15317514615214013318317610210292105885878117104139114180192
Orange County1,0141,0361,2409329309769711,0421,0399429961,0161,077868831918904875789712667
Putnam County539173797795937183856966414951433754544937
Sullivan County285259256294273260291268195186219201179172157171197221195187146
Ulster County401359525582467558512455459445408335279294293304297289283258222
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34826,25826,30724,09722,92125,06925,00024,26122,45022,04822,584
U.S.1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,9171,209,9971,210,2291,277,696
Columbia Towns
Copake20N/A132213011
Germantown10N/A000010000000
Greenport530200521001721100101
Stockport0000N/A0000000100000
Columbia Villages
Chatham2113141389168141615131130000000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon696172532659836263746367665141564443262415
Poughkeepsie191196300354357372417388397417400326344288261243234215218235243
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill76103884681011561641821320159711132091112
Fishkill920161631011127753631071071087
Hyde Park18912103919513181924181489109415
Pine Plains000200000000010000
Poughkeepsie1111361041018080375359493937543949454037436968
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill35810149981214210012212
Millbrook100001021
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A0130010534515
Rhinebeck01011003241022062011
Wappingers Falls171221421241010311874602221147
Greene Towns
Cairo05045046255203224313
DurhamN/A00N/A00000001000000
Hunter22037N/A013331300010
Windham202300001000201000020
Greene Villages
Catskill7871816812810181216171415128201166
Coxsackie12394823911625401201250100
Orange Cities
Middletown858280831071221771941771551501912271141251131221031108790
Newburgh438459587358371432386436476465522527544435409412403347329317285
Port Jervis576868322116293124302918351523342126243722
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove4336961111861675984311866
Chester842203102301104857380
Cornwall96425712610003210542122
Crawford11814535231017122111371114779813
DeerparkN/AN/A21688428166788676114
Goshen3313697234353411244221
Highlands23739311000000231210
Mount Hope731253221320000110013
New Windsor545379768255292228292426373136352626402920
Newburgh585842352926344729413142313830303624342246
Tuxedo121432301311200010
Wallkill233821161219453628342723244045426665473749
Warwick154330302361271814791513999
Woodbury1273334346633634644736
Orange Villages
Chester12141668131072545666716202
Cornwall-on-Hudson311
Florida221101022400000101100
Goshen478141386117833325314522
Greenwood Lake1814114141141117443622341423
Harriman600011201014221421331
Highland Falls928141957047507731203120
Monroe12262563092230222419824148459473
Montgomery220000010002021310000
Walden15181213119121520272921151891017821
Washingtonville312326202133686122343212
Putnam Towns
Carmel918242018182829101712171210127591785
Kent664452513451011221151
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A39700000711202
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg2721205357322423162332191323111714131581
Sullivan Villages
Liberty17273119181733302072035262117242227222924
Monticello1018076395169755936495976524857313035352523
Woodridge647546030141273070343
Ulster Cities
Kingston48659311892117896769978193707471717673706885
Ulster Towns
Lloyd201588511108101090366976976
Marlborough4517231612182315917935111077532
New Paltz5510866560706375476255333234303526222097
Olive10111N/A013020102010000
Plattekill000000031511177118410157020
Rosendale350705213115212101110
Saugerties3423394714910913641514151682526232821
Shandaken233604423252243301000
Shawangunk24361819751115913126336652623
Ulster1013213121399108822101416968131611
Woodstock346255652353222442234
Ulster Villages
Ellenville131415771511724263321191713615181399
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 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Decreasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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