While I love living in New York City, there are some dangerous and violent areas across the state. Looking at the statistics provided by the State Criminal Justice Services Division, these are the counties with the most violent and property crimes. The statistics provided by the state are for the county, but I have also included the major city of each of the counties, as they tend to be more identifiable. This list is not meant to scare, but simply to educate New Yorkers and visitors. Many people automatically think New York is the most dangerous and violent in the state. While this is partially true, as you’ll see below, there are quite a few other “unsuspecting” cities joining her on the list.
When it comes to violent crime, based on figures reported in 2020, here are the top 10 counties (including major cities) in New York City:
The overall crime rate for a county is calculated by dividing the total number of listed crimes submitted by police departments in each county by the county population and multiplying the result by 100,000. The US Census Bureau is the source of the data. county demographics. ~ New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
Some of the cities on the list might surprise you. Check out the stats below.
10 most dangerous and violent cities in New York state
* Raw data provided by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, analysis by Yasmin Young
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