These Are The 10 Safest Cities In New York For 2019

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of New York, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Lewisboro.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Empire State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 202 cities in New York with a population of more than 5,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in New York for 2019:

  1. Lewisboro (Homes)
  2. Mount Hope (Homes)
  3. Kirkland (Homes)
  4. Malverne (Photos | Homes)
  5. Bronxville (Photos | Homes)
  6. Highlands (Homes)
  7. Harrison (Photos | Homes)
  8. Whitestown (Homes)
  9. Cornwall (Homes)
  10. Canton (Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Or for more reading on safe places to live and New York, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in New York

Safest Cities in New York Graph

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2018) in New York.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 1 crimes committed in Lewisboro which had a reported population of 12,823. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0001 which translates into a 1 in 12,823 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2017. This left us with a total of 202 of the biggest cities in New York to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 202 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In New York".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Lewisboro. The most dangerous city in New York? Niagara Falls, where residents had a 1 in 16 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

1. Lewisboro

Lewisboro, NY
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Population: 12,823
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 7 (1st safest)
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2. Mount Hope

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 6,904
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 72 (2nd safest)
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3. Kirkland

Kirkland, NY
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Population: 8,204
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 9)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 243 (9th safest)
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Malverne, NY
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Population: 8,548
Rank Last Year: 27 (Up 23)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 257 (11th safest)
More on Malverne: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Malverne is a village in the town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 8,514 at the 2010 census. Bronxville, NY
Source: Public domain
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Population: 6,420
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 451 (20th safest)
More on Bronxville: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Bronxville is a village in Westchester County, New York, located about 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan. It is part of the town of Eastchester. The village comprises 1 square mile of land in its entirety, approximately 20% of the town of Eastchester. As of the 2010 U.S. census, Bronxville had a population of 6,323. As of 2016, Bronxville was rated the number one most expensive suburb around America's ten largest cities by CNBC with a median home value of $2.33 million. In 2017 it was ranked 8th in Bloomberg's "America's 100 Richest Places".

6. Highlands

Highlands, NY
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Population: 8,275
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24 (23rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 96 (4th safest)
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Harrison, NY
Source: Public domain
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Population: 28,480
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 3 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 407 (18th safest)
More on Harrison: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Harrison is a village and town located in Westchester County, New York, approximately 22 miles northeast of Manhattan. The population was 27,472 at the 2010 census. Harrison was ranked sixth in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014 according to the national online real estate brokerage Movoto.

8. Whitestown

Whitestown, NY
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Population: 9,207
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 10 (13th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 325 (15th safest)
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9. Cornwall

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 9,544
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 11)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 20 (21st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 220 (7th safest)
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Canton, NY
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Population: 6,557
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 15 (18th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 320 (14th safest)
More on Canton: Real Estate | Data

Canton is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 10,995 at the 2010 census. The town contains two villages: one also named Canton, the other named Rensselaer Falls. The town is named after the great port of Canton in China. Canton is the home of St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton. Canton Central School District is centered in the village of Canton.

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Empire State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Lewisboro is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most New York residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in New York according to the data:

  1. Niagara Falls
  2. Buffalo
  3. Rochester
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In New York For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Lewisboro, NY 12,823 0 7
2 Mount Hope, NY 6,904 0 72
3 Kirkland, NY 8,204 0 243
4 Malverne, NY 8,548 0 257
5 Bronxville, NY 6,420 0 451
6 Highlands, NY 8,275 24 96
7 Harrison, NY 28,480 3 407
8 Whitestown, NY 9,207 10 325
9 Cornwall, NY 9,544 20 220
10 Canton, NY 6,557 15 320
11 Kent, NY 13,241 7 468
12 Briarcliff Manor, NY 8,064 24 248
13 Bedford, NY 17,997 27 205
14 Stillwater, NY 6,875 14 465
15 Mamaroneck, NY 12,218 8 491
16 Schodack, NY 11,685 25 367
17 Carmel, NY 34,243 26 365
18 Kings Point, NY 5,232 38 191
19 Rosendale, NY 5,875 17 493
20 Tuckahoe, NY 6,636 15 512
21 Irvington, NY 6,614 45 241
22 Rye, NY 16,021 31 455
23 Horseheads, NY 6,559 0 655
24 Shawangunk, NY 14,018 14 556
25 Port Washington, NY 19,384 25 510
26 Pleasantville, NY 7,172 13 697
27 Floral Park, NY 15,959 56 263
28 Glen Cove, NY 27,400 29 551
29 Croton-On-Hudson, NY 8,271 48 459
30 East Aurora-Aurora, NY 13,806 21 659
31 Fishkill, NY 21,532 32 561
32 Yorktown, NY 37,142 32 584
33 Hyde Park, NY 20,960 47 505
34 Rye Brook, NY 9,608 0 957
35 Pelham, NY 7,037 0 980
36 Waterford And, NY 8,506 58 482
37 Garden City, NY 22,579 8 947
38 Stony Point, NY 15,540 57 489
39 Ballston Spa, NY 5,302 18 905
40 Scarsdale, NY 18,031 33 709
41 Eastchester, NY 20,052 24 852
42 Chester, NY 7,970 87 87
43 Eden, NY 7,644 65 484
44 Dobbs Ferry, NY 11,127 35 799
45 Washingtonville, NY 5,752 52 573
46 Northport, NY 7,331 54 572
47 East Fishkill, NY 29,500 67 484
48 Tarrytown, NY 11,577 77 423
49 Cairo, NY 6,422 62 545
50 Ramapo, NY 94,019 46 737
51 Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 7,987 37 826
52 Long Beach, NY 33,771 62 589
53 Plattekill, NY 10,174 68 540
54 Cicero, NY 29,232 41 937
55 Fairport, NY 5,415 55 812
56 Elmsford, NY 5,072 98 276
57 Warwick, NY 18,375 70 565
58 Woodstock, NY 5,812 34 1,049
59 Goshen, NY 8,661 46 1,027
60 Lynbrook, NY 19,577 91 521
61 Lloyd, NY 10,465 57 955
62 Blooming Grove, NY 11,863 92 522
63 Marlborough, NY 8,633 81 602
64 Ogden, NY 20,321 63 1,033
65 Webster And, NY 45,096 70 911
66 Pound Ridge, NY 5,253 95 628
67 Baldwinsville, NY 7,656 78 875
68 Lancaster, NY 37,458 61 1,083
69 Hornell, NY 8,213 48 1,217
70 Suffern, NY 10,983 109 555
71 Rockville Centre, NY 24,654 97 754
72 Ossining, NY 25,409 78 964
73 Coeymans, NY 7,369 67 1,112
74 Geneseo, NY 8,179 24 1,992
75 Bethlehem, NY 35,607 53 1,367
76 Orchard Park, NY 29,725 97 857
77 Camillus And, NY 24,696 64 1,202
78 East Rochester, NY 6,613 60 1,330
79 North Greenbush, NY 12,234 65 1,242
80 Deerpark, NY 7,712 90 985
81 Haverstraw, NY 37,535 111 793
82 Southold, NY 19,990 85 1,070
83 Potsdam, NY 9,758 102 922
84 Larchmont, NY 6,161 48 1,671
85 Fallsburg, NY 12,042 107 888
86 Orangetown, NY 37,804 121 801
87 East Hampton, NY 19,937 85 1,133
88 Peekskill, NY 24,127 140 741
89 Crawford, NY 9,183 98 1,067
90 Manlius, NY 24,550 69 1,389
91 East Greenbush, NY 16,461 42 2,035
92 West Seneca, NY 45,597 96 1,234
93 New Windsor, NY 27,609 94 1,314
94 Walden, NY 6,692 104 1,195
95 Niskayuna, NY 22,541 66 1,823
96 Macedon And, NY 8,977 100 1,325
97 Hudson Falls, NY 7,093 225 761
98 Kenmore, NY 15,085 86 1,531
99 Saugerties, NY 19,033 126 1,113
100 Southampton, NY 50,987 121 1,198

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