New York January 11, 2016
These Are The Top 15 Most Dangerous Places In New York
Have you been itching to explore more of New York, but aren’t quite sure which areas you should stay away from? While The Empire State has so much to offer, many of the places on this list could best be left unseen. Pulling crime data from
Home Security Shield and Neighborhood Scout, below you can check out the most dangerous places you should avoid telling Siri you want to go visit. Though, you might be missing out. Many still have plenty to offer!
1. If you're reading this and you're a New Yorker, this chart topper shouldn't be a surprise at all. With a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim in Newburgh, it's definitely earned its spot at the top.
2. Buffalo, the first city to showcase electric steel lights in 1886, has now apparently crossed over to the dark side! With a whopping national crime index of 4/100 (100 being the safest) it's no wonder Buffalo made the number two spot on our list!
3. Home to one of New York's biggest tourist attractions, this city's reckless behavior dates all the way back to the Prohibition era.
4. Poughkeepsie, midway point between Albany and New York City, is home to the oldest running newspaper in the state and third oldest in the nation. Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in Poughkeepsie? One in 25.
5. If one were attempting to quickly summarize the city of Rochester, one would probably explain that this is where they first became acquainted with "Gun Shot Sensors," because, yes, those are a thing. Formerly known as the "Flower City," it seems that Rochester is soft no longer.
6. Known for receiving burdensome amounts of snow, this city is also quite dangerous. Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in Syracuse are 1 in 20.
7. While Schenectady may have found itself falling in the middle of our list, it is still only safer than 7% of all cities in the United States.
8. Home to the capital of New York, this upstate area holds many historic gems. Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in Albany? One in 19.
9. Middletown, a city once in industrialized by up-and-coming factories, now provides you with a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime. Yikes!
10. Monticello Village, named after the famous residence of Thomas Jefferson, has a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents.
11. Located on the north side of the Mohawk River, Herkimer holds roughly 7,000 inhabitants. Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in Herkimer? One in 17.
12. Originally dubbed the Valley of Opportunity, sadly it would seem the only thing Binghamton can offer you in current times is to become a victim of crime. Your chances? One in 17.
13. Only in Troy can you drive from a renowned school to an infamous haunted graveyard in under five minutes. With a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime, this city makes our list.
14. Holding one of our larger populations on the list, Utica's crime rate for its residents is 50 per one thousand.
15. Named after the English city of Bath, we conclude our list with this small Western New York village. Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in this area? One in 21.
While personally my hometown has made this list, I am able to see the good through the bad! So what taste is left in your mouth after reading this list? Are you comfortably residing in one of the areas on our list and feel outraged? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!