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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 2018, slightly less than the state (excluding NYC) rate. The overall rate has declined 27% since 2000. Sullivan (26) had the highest rate in the region, followed by Greene (24) and Orange (21). 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 71 and 117, respectively, in 2018.

Notes about the data

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

Violent Crimes
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Region25242826242627272624232121181820192018
Columbia County2318181012142023221815151612817162217
Dutchess County22222427262829303031242123201919191918
Greene County32363031292737362121192118121625222924
Orange County30303526262726282825272729232224242321
Putnam County69788109789774554455
Sullivan County39353439363438342524282624222123262926
Ulster County23202932263128252524221815161617161616
NYS (excluding NYC)26272827262829262625242323212022222220
U.S.51514948464748474643413939373637393837
Columbia Towns
Copake60N/A396638033
Germantown50N/A000050000000
Greenport1270500125200217522002
Stockport0000N/A0000000400000
Columbia Villages
Chatham1197479734550904579908574631700000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon47404735173854404148434646362939313018
Poughkeepsie646497113113116130120122128130106112948680787171
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill32414302436555763475324473
Fishkill51088155633213143434
Hyde Park94651404268911874454
Pine Plains00080000000004000
Poughkeepsie26322423181881214119812911109810
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill213350597949474059519950051010
Millbrook7000070147
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A0515005025152010
Rhinebeck030330011715408802380
Wappingers Falls352442740451919620141371104442
Greene Towns
Cairo080680693883053365
DurhamN/A00N/A000000040000
Hunter7701126N/A04111111411000
Windham12012180000600012060000
Greene Villages
Catskill16191642381928192444294043353831215229
Coxsackie4113616780313821718140470471904
Orange Cities
Middletown34323031394564706455546982414541443740
Newburgh154160204123127148132150164161181182190153144145143123117
Port Jervis65777636231832352734332040172739243028
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove2223536643943552265
Chester7322021022011037462
Cornwall7532459580022104321
Crawford1497534026111913212148121588108
DeerparkN/AN/A2201010531020891010898
Goshen22104751232423111331
Highlands2262721100000022121
Mount Hope1141374331430000110
New Windsor242333323422129111210101412141310914
Newburgh212115121091216101410141012101012811
Tuxedo363118680383360003
Wallkill9158657171310121089141615232316
Warwick5111010112426423543
Woodbury13733343455335335336
Orange Villages
Chester32374115203325185131013151515183155
Cornwall-on-Hudson1033
Florida88440407714000004044
Goshen7121424231411201315666496279
Greenwood Lake5341341413312345313131019661013313
Harriman25000448040416884168412
Highland Falls247537501318010181301818835083
Monroe15333173711273626292392816956105
Montgomery6500000300050527200
Walden2428182016131822293942312227131511012
Washingtonville5339443032551014102335753
Putnam Towns
Carmel3576558835453332135
Kent4433414123410111211
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A1338290000030449
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg2217164245251918121825151018913121012
Sullivan Villages
Liberty42667545424076684616468161494158536649
Monticello15412211659761021118753738611277718748465454
Woodridge6242755443660340124812248638089038
Ulster Cities
Kingston20283949384937282941343930313030333231
Ulster Towns
Lloyd2015885109799803669769
Marlborough5620271914212617101910361311886
New Paltz4386549445146543444392323242124181514
Olive20222N/A0270502050200
Plattekill0000000314111671184101570
Rosendale58011083252283232022
Saugerties18122024755573287884131412
Shandaken699190131361061667131010030
Shawangunk202914155481169842244414
Ulster81021091077866188111375610
Woodstock561038810835853337733
Ulster Villages
Ellenville32343617173626175863805046413215374533
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
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Region2,6612,6633,0502,8892,7082,9373,0293,0562,9072,7822,6022,4442,4442,1012,0182,2142,2042,2822,056
Columbia County14611611464748912514913711394961007647103100134102
Dutchess County609627696786747826854895892909724625678584561558566570531
Greene County15317514615214013318317610210292105885878117104139113
Orange County1,0141,0361,2409329309769711,0421,0399429961,0161,077868831918904875783
Putnam County53917379779593718385696641495143375454
Sullivan County285259256294273260291268195186219201181172157171198221193
Ulster County401359525582467558512455459445408335279294293304295289280
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34926,25526,31324,09822,92825,08025,00524,23222,178
U.S.1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,9171,206,836
Columbia Towns
Copake20N/A132213011
Germantown10N/A000010000000
Greenport5302005210017211001
Stockport0000N/A0000000100000
Columbia Villages
Chatham21131413891681416151311300000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon69617253265983626374636766514156444326
Poughkeepsie191196300354357372417388397417400326344288261243234215216
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill7610388468101156164182132015971113209
Fishkill9201616310111277536310710710
Hyde Park18912103919513181924181489109
Pine Plains00020000000001000
Poughkeepsie111136104101808037535949393754394945403642
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill358101499812142100122
Millbrook100001021
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A01300105342
Rhinebeck010110032410220620
Wappingers Falls171221421241010311874602221
Greene Towns
Cairo050450462552032243
DurhamN/A00N/A000000010000
Hunter22037N/A0133313000
Windham2023000010002010000
Greene Villages
Catskill78718168128101812161714151282011
Coxsackie123948239116254012012501
Orange Cities
Middletown85828083107122177194177155150191227114125113122103110
Newburgh438459587358371432386436476465522527544435409412403347329
Port Jervis57686832211629312430291835152334212624
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove43369611118616759843118
Chester8422031023011048573
Cornwall964257126100032105421
Crawford118145352310171221113711147797
DeerparkN/AN/A21688428166788676
Goshen33136972343534112442
Highlands2373931100000023121
Mount Hope731253221320000110
New Windsor54537976825529222829242637313635262640
Newburgh58584235292634472941314231383030362434
Tuxedo12143230131120001
Wallkill23382116121945362834272324404542666547
Warwick1543303023612718147915139
Woodbury12733343466336346447
Orange Villages
Chester121416681310725456667162
Cornwall-on-Hudson311
Florida2211010224000001011
Goshen4781413861178333253145
Greenwood Lake18141141411411174436223414
Harriman6000112010142214213
Highland Falls9281419570475077312031
Monroe122625630922302224198241484594
Montgomery2200000100020213100
Walden151812131191215202729211518910178
Washingtonville3123262021336861223432
Putnam Towns
Carmel9182420181828291017121712101275917
Kent6644525134510112211
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A397000007112
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg27212053573224231623321913231117151315
Sullivan Villages
Liberty1727311918173330207203526211724222720
Monticello101807639516975593649597652485731303535
Woodridge6475460301412730703
Ulster Cities
Kingston4865931189211789676997819370747171767370
Ulster Towns
Lloyd2015885111081010903669769
Marlborough45172316121823159179351110775
New Paltz55108665607063754762553332343035262220
Olive10111N/A0130201020100
Plattekill0000000315111771184101570
Rosendale3507052131152121011
Saugerties342339471491091364151415168252623
Shandaken2336044232522433010
Shawangunk243618197511159131263366526
Ulster101321312139910882210141696813
Woodstock3462556523532224422
Ulster Villages
Ellenville1314157715117242633211917136151813
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 Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
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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