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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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region2524282624262727262423212118182019201818
Columbia County231818101214202322181515161281716221716
Dutchess County2222242726282930303124212320191919191819
Greene County3236303129273736212119211812162522292438
Orange County3030352626272628282527272923222424232118
Putnam County697881097897745544555
Sullivan County3935343936343834252428262322212326292625
Ulster County2320293226312825252422181516161717161614
NYS (excluding NYC)2627282726282926262524232321202222222020
U.S.5151494846474847464341393937363739383737
Columbia Towns
Copake60N/A396638033
Germantown50N/A000050000000
Greenport12705001252002175220020
Stockport0000N/A0000000400000
Columbia Villages
Chatham11974797345509045799084746317000000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon4740473517385440414846494838314133321917
Poughkeepsie64649711311311613012012212813010611294868078717277
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill324143024365557634753244734
Fishkill510881556332121434343
Hyde Park946514042689118744542
Pine Plains00080000000004000
Poughkeepsie2632242318188121411981291110981016
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill2133505979494740595189500510105
Millbrook7000070147
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A05150050251520265
Rhinebeck0303300117154088023804
Wappingers Falls35244274045191962014137110444225
Greene Towns
Cairo0806806938830533652
DurhamN/A00N/A0000000400000
Hunter7701126N/A041111114110004
Windham1201218000060001206000012
Greene Villages
Catskill1619164238192819244429404335383121522916
Coxsackie41136167803138217181404704719040
Orange Cities
Middletown3432303139456470645553688141454144373931
Newburgh154160204123127148132150164161181182190153144145143123117113
Port Jervis6577763623183235273433204017273924302843
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove22235366439435522653
Chester73220210220110374627
Cornwall75324595800221043212
Crawford14975340261119132121481215881091
DeerparkN/AN/A220101053102089101089814
Goshen221047512324231113311
Highlands22627211000000221210
Mount Hope114137433143000011002
New Windsor24233332342212911121010141214131091410
Newburgh2121151210912161014101410121010128117
Tuxedo3631186803833600030
Wallkill915865717131012108914161523231613
Warwick51110101124264235433
Woodbury137333434553353353363
Orange Villages
Chester323741152033251851310131515151831550
Cornwall-on-Hudson1033
Florida884404077140000030440
Goshen71214242314112013156664962794
Greenwood Lake53413414133123453131310196610133136
Harriman2500044804041688416841212
Highland Falls2475375013180101813018188350835
Monroe153331737112736262923928169561058
Montgomery65000003000505272000
Walden24281820161318222939423122271315110123
Washingtonville53394430325510141023357532
Putnam Towns
Carmel35765588354533321352
Kent44334141234101112114
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A13382900000304490
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg22171642452519181218251510189131210126
Sullivan Villages
Liberty4266754542407668461646816149415854665469
Monticello1541221165976102111875373861127771874847555439
Woodridge624275544366034012481224863808903851
Ulster Cities
Kingston2028394938493728294134393031303033323130
Ulster Towns
Lloyd20158851097998036697697
Marlborough56202719142126171019103613118863
New Paltz4386549445146543444392323242124181514
Olive20222N/A02705020502000
Plattekill00000003141116711841015702
Rosendale580110832522832320222
Saugerties1812202475557328788413141215
Shandaken6991901313610616671310100300
Shawangunk2029141554811698422444141
Ulster8102109107786618811137561013
Woodstock5610388108358533377335
Ulster Villages
Ellenville3234361717362617586380504641321537453322
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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region2,6612,6633,0502,8892,7082,9373,0293,0562,9072,7822,6022,4442,4422,1012,0182,2142,2062,2822,0772,037
Columbia County1461161146474891251491371139496100764710310013310294
Dutchess County609627696786747826854895892909724625678584561558566571540568
Greene County15317514615214013318317610210292105885878117104139114179
Orange County1,0141,0361,2409329309769711,0421,0399429961,0161,077868831918904875789711
Putnam County5391737977959371838569664149514337545449
Sullivan County285259256294273260291268195186219201179172157171198221195187
Ulster County401359525582467558512455459445408335279294293304297289283249
NYS (excluding NYC)28,74829,97130,75829,90928,57830,90131,73029,36529,01128,47327,34826,25826,30824,09722,92325,07025,00324,26022,45321,917
U.S.1,425,4861,439,4801,423,6771,383,6761,360,0881,390,7451,435,1231,422,9701,394,4611,325,8961,251,2481,206,0051,217,0571,168,2981,153,0221,199,3101,250,1621,247,9171,209,9971,203,808
Columbia Towns
Copake20N/A132213011
Germantown10N/A000010000000
Greenport53020052100172110010
Stockport0000N/A0000000100000
Columbia Villages
Chatham211314138916814161513113000000
Dutchess Cities
Beacon6961725326598362637463676651415644432624
Poughkeepsie191196300354357372417388397417400326344288261243234215218235
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill761038846810115616418213201597111320911
Fishkill92016163101112775363107107108
Hyde Park189121039195131819241814891094
Pine Plains00020000000001000
Poughkeepsie11113610410180803753594939375439494540374369
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill3581014998121421001221
Millbrook100001021
Red HookN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/A013001053451
Rhinebeck0101100324102206201
Wappingers Falls17122142124101031187460222114
Greene Towns
Cairo0504504625520322431
DurhamN/A00N/A0000000100000
Hunter22037N/A01333130001
Windham20230000100020100002
Greene Villages
Catskill787181681281018121617141512820116
Coxsackie1239482391162540120125010
Orange Cities
Middletown8582808310712217719417715515019122711412511312210311087
Newburgh438459587358371432386436476465522527544435409412403347329317
Port Jervis5768683221162931243029183515233421262437
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove433696111186167598431186
Chester84220310230110485738
Cornwall9642571261000321054212
Crawford1181453523101712211137111477981
DeerparkN/AN/A2168842816678867611
Goshen331369723435341124422
Highlands23739311000000231210
Mount Hope73125322132000011001
New Windsor5453797682552922282924263731363526264028
Newburgh5858423529263447294131423138303036243422
Tuxedo121432301311200010
Wallkill2338211612194536283427232440454266654737
Warwick15433030236127181479151399
Woodbury127333434663363464473
Orange Villages
Chester1214166813107254566671620
Cornwall-on-Hudson311
Florida22110102240000010110
Goshen47814138611783332531452
Greenwood Lake181411414114111744362234142
Harriman60001120101422142133
Highland Falls92814195704750773120312
Monroe1226256309223022241982414845947
Montgomery22000001000202131000
Walden1518121311912152027292115189101782
Washingtonville31232620213368612234321
Putnam Towns
Carmel91824201818282910171217121012759178
Kent66445251345101122115
Putnam Villages
BrewsterN/AN/AN/AN/A3970000071120
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg272120535732242316233219132311171513158
Sullivan Villages
Liberty172731191817333020720352621172422272229
Monticello10180763951697559364959765248573130353525
Woodridge64754603014127307034
Ulster Cities
Kingston486593118921178967699781937074717176737068
Ulster Towns
Lloyd20158851110810109036697697
Marlborough451723161218231591793511107753
New Paltz55108665607063754762553332343035262220
Olive10111N/A01302010201000
Plattekill00000003151117711841015702
Rosendale35070521311521210111
Saugerties34233947149109136415141516825262328
Shandaken23360442325224330100
Shawangunk2436181975111591312633665262
Ulster10132131213991088221014169681316
Woodstock34625565235322244223
Ulster Villages
Ellenville13141577151172426332119171361518139
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 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 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
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 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 Decreasing
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 Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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