Community
Serious Crimes

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Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

What does this measure?

The number of reported serious crimes per 10,000 residents. Serious crimes are defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Why is this important?

Crime affects the quality of life of those who directly experience and witness it, and it also impacts the lives of others in a community who may feel threatened by it. Low crime rates may promote connections within the community, housing stability, and a community's attractiveness as a place to live, work and do business.

How is Westchester County performing?

In 2020, there were 103 serious crimes reported per 10,000 residents in Westchester County, lower than the state rate of 170, but higher than Nassau County at 88, Rockland at 81, and Putnam at 41 per 100,000 residents. Rates were higher in many of Westchester's cities, including White Plains (187), Mount Vernon (171) and New Rochelle (155).

While serious crimes in Westchester County increased slightly from 2019, rates have declined 57% since 2000, greater than the 45% decline statewide. Municipalities also had decreases in serious crimes. Elmsford had the largest decrease at 90% and Hastings-on-Hudson had the smallest decrease of 8%.

Notes about the data

Crime reports are never complete because not all crimes are reported, and some crimes in particular, such as rape and assault, are believed to be underreported. Data for this indicator are released in the third quarter.

Serious Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County239232213208199186190180178176162170157147125126129119102100103
Nassau County195173173171167156160151159164152144145138131121113103999988
Putnam County1121131301201091129799106979486887878596164513841
Rockland County210210184167176159159148165162153145136119116117110105998881
New York State308292282271261256250241242233232230231220209199193185179173170
Mount Vernon338337319299344342363365356344336312288293222236248255197182171
New Rochelle258251251256239227251223232200187201201198175184170168127144155
Peekskill18618111815014210811412612311011110710911610113484891139882
Rye City58135151181144155146134140118115905936314049391112
White Plains448441374348302263244221225214212236258227198193181187163163187
Yonkers290275237237238224231200208210191216187171149148156142123127125
Westchester County Towns
Bedford1451331441091121068988736924541049070484124253327
Eastchester14797931214756666776736552705244545453282139
Greenburgh154147127121111101948792908085716973759072665351
Harrison1421411401401151281239911110093808348424643375147
Lewisboro67841111621868550787062322126254221
Mamaroneck767549604943674059545246535440353021252717
Mount Pleasant837753634522435761564571575448475030493843
New Castle858284855962477462586364424430333328303042
North Castle132117128135135841038467926143815953526449506572
Pound Ridge1516311365374393788519582457081487375936885
Yorktown2001651811751821601201271371341351321149661899763556156
Westchester County Villages
Ardsley1181911041381411759785948457911028658696682624959
Briarcliff Manor10913577838817696746362440181524423130203748
Bronxville137110115119794561119841118997797443526545395338
Buchanan13215924417212214510096104995442213949133652
Croton-on-Hudson190164207173174138120124107958981866656383851414844
Dobbs Ferry1651381171111171301371381241671301411269589898984874485
Elmsford235285207188251224187161931681051481167880695436422723
Hastings-on-Hudson121138108140153180183207183199186138891037075728710076112
Irvington628075702312644864444540353529383529295147
Larchmont253210189150154162179176239232145222186150164110173174127141130
Village of Mamaroneck2352161441561701951711421411228010488991007459787390100
Village of Ossining2132061761801371371451591451281151101411111069568106817177
Village of Pelham221204187226230196248203219161175201171258115112131115967179
Pelham Manor327323243167190235206234162227279277259266237177296297286282235
Pleasantville11610973751311N/A74831111109971556279
Port Chester311357312308240330305273247254252329257211190202187126717673
Rye Brook1751481601141181199913110085101997396100637197487276
Village of Scarsdale131145167134144979895118129128838410674849475706875
Sleepy Hollow9885531N/A1N/AN/A149111411489666041231124
Tarrytown1701781761441231199310613493771098410280565651425654
Tuckahoe150104971265241618880511815375371687653274332

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Figures are serious crimes per 10,000 residents.




Number of Serious Crimes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County22,03421,59119,94819,49818,62217,34517,67816,78616,72316,63615,39216,28315,04014,13512,10612,24012,54311,5809,8439,66410,306
Nassau County25,98123,07723,19922,94322,31720,76021,23120,02021,07521,82820,32019,37419,57518,68317,68016,35815,27814,03913,38313,38512,237
Putnam County1,0711,0991,2821,1881,0891,1129639831,052963934860875772780589603628502377398
Rockland County6,0096,0995,4094,9465,2324,7584,7464,4775,0474,9884,7664,5674,3253,8073,7103,7643,5623,4053,2132,8822,735
New York State585,173557,485538,910519,076500,640489,399477,867460,995464,691449,969450,432448,914452,361432,695410,179391,447377,987363,138349,074336,813342,453
Mount Vernon2,3132,3102,1892,0432,3392,3082,4362,4452,3852,3072,2622,1171,9561,9931,5141,6131,6931,7331,3311,2231,263
New Rochelle1,8611,8361,8541,8991,7791,6881,8701,6731,7561,5281,4391,5601,5771,5691,3901,4581,3521,3321,0031,1311,237
Peekskill415408268342324246262289286258263253258278241322200213274239209
Rye City872072312772202382242072181861811439458496378621720
White Plains2,3812,3752,0331,9011,6531,4441,3401,2221,2551,2061,2041,3521,4791,3111,1461,1201,0521,0909479491,111
Yonkers5,6805,4194,6764,6684,6744,3764,4803,8904,0404,1103,7464,2713,6973,4042,9742,9583,1312,8332,4572,5362,643
Westchester County Towns
Bedford2622402591961991881561541261194294184161124867442455946
Eastchester4643082983881491792102142422342111702271701461771781769470136
Greenburgh1,3421,2931,1151,060976883818763807792704755640627663679822664599481482
Harrison350354354358298335324264302274256221231135116128119102149132
Lewisboro8310513820223110561968677402632315321
Mamaroneck2202191431751411251941141701561521341551591181058861758154
Mount Pleasant36033322927319496187248263245195315254238215211224134220170193
New Castle14814414814910410882129108101110114757954605950545477
North Castle1421281421511529511796781087251977165637860617989
Pound Ridge779553218214639439942233642253839483543
Yorktown724600660637658576429454489482487480415350225326356229199222204
Westchester County Villages
Ardsley508245606176423741372540453826313037282230
Briarcliff Manor8310460646813535236281932141219322322163036
Bronxville897275775129397553705661504727334129253425
Buchanan29355438273222212322121532123812
Croton-on-Hudson140123157132134106939784767266705446313142333937
Dobbs Ferry17514812611912614014714813418114215513910599999993964898
Elmsford1081329687116103867443784970553738332719221412
Hastings-on-Hudson9410885110120140142161142156146109708256605769796096
Irvington41535046158413141282926232319252319193331
Larchmont153127114909296105103140136851311108910067106106778686
Village of Mamaroneck433400268290316363317264264229151198167189192143113150140173202
Village of Ossining516505433442337339357392358318287278355279267240172265203177213
Village of Pelham14113212214915213016513614811012013911817980789180664958
Pelham Manor179178134921041281121278812415415414414913399166166159156135
Pleasantville84795354911N/A534228797151404559
Port Chester8671,006883873681935862774705730729959752620560596550371207221231
Rye Brook1501291411011051068911891799493689094606792466976
Village of Scarsdale227253291232249166168162202221220144147185130149168134125122137
Sleepy Hollow9079501N/A1N/AN/A148911311389666142231124
Tarrytown188199197161138133104118150104871239511692646458486464
Tuckahoe946662803326395651331210243547455035182823

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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