New York’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019

Written by | Updated April 4, 2019

SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in New York for 2019. See if your city made the list.

Despite the remarkably low violent crime rates among our 20 safest cities in New York, the state is on par with nationwide averages. New York reported 4.46 violent crimes per 1,000 people, just about matching the national rate of 4.49. But every city on the list had three or fewer violent crimes in 2017.

Statewide, New Yorkers do even better when it comes to property crime. The state’s property crime rate is 16.13, more than 10 points below the national rate of 27.11 incidents per 1,000 people. In fact, each city that made the list reported fewer than 10 property crimes per 1,000 people—with 60% experiencing fewer than five.

Get all the specifics about New York’s safest cities, and see if your hometown made the cut in the full list below.

New York's Safest Cities

Interesting Findings

  • The town of Lewisboro ranked number one for the third year in a row.
  • Seven cities reported zero counts of violent crime—among the most of any state (and the same number as last year).
  • There were no counts of murder among the safest cities, and only two incidents of rape, six of robbery, and 11 of aggravated assault, collectively.
  • Digital security is the number one concern for New Yorkers, with State of Safety respondents naming someone having access to or sharing sensitive information as their top digital security worry.
  • 30% more people in New York experienced a violent crime in the past year than the national average, which is 10%.
  • New York expressed higher concern about every violent crime category than the national average—but the state overall does slightly better than average at keeping violent crime low.

The 20 Safest Cities in New York

#1

Lewisboro Town

+0

Population 12,823
Median Income $148,824
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.08

#2

Mount Hope Town

+14

Population 6,904
Median Income $81,722
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.72

#3

Kirkland Town

+20

Population 8,204
Median Income $63,542
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.44

#4

Malverne Village

+44

Population 8,548
Median Income $106,250
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.57

#5

Horseheads Village

+2

Population 6,559
Median Income $47,377
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.56

#6

Rye Brook Village

New

Population 9,608
Median Income $131,818
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.58

#7

Pelham Village

New

Population 7,037
Median Income $146,833
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.81

#8

Harrison Town

0

Population 28,480
Median Income $117,453
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.04
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.07

#9

Kent Town

+11

Population 13,241
Median Income $91,090
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.68

#10

Mamaroneck Town

+24

Population 12,218
Median Income $121,261
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.91

#11

Garden City Village

+24

Population 22,579
Median Income $161,163
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.09
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.48

#12

Whitestown Town

-9

Population 9,207
Median Income $54,600
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.11
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 3.26

#13

Pleasantville Village

+1

Population 7,172
Median Income $113,071
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.14
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.97

#14

Shawangunk Town

+22

Population 14,018
Median Income $82,352
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.14
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.56

#15

Stillwater Town

-11

Population 6,875
Median Income $78,795
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.15
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.65

#16

Tuckahoe Village

+3

Population 6,636
Median Income $70,354
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.15
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.12

#17

Canton Village

+12

Population 6,557
Median Income $54,115
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.15
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 3.20

#18

Cornwall Town

+23

Population 9,544
Median Income $89,520
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.21
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.20

#19

East Aurora-Aurora Town

-4

Population 13,806
Median Income $69,554
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.22
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.59

#20

Highlands Town

-8

Population 8,275
Median Income $87,526
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.24
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.97

The 2019 rankings were updated on 3.20.19.

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?

Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.

If you would like to contact a SafeWise Safest Cities Analyst, please email info@safewise.com.

Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 20?

See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

RankCityPopulationViolent Crime (per 1,000)Property Crime (per 1,000)
21Geneseo Village8,1790.2419.93
22Briarcliff Manor Village8,0640.252.48
23Eastchester Town20,0520.258.53
24Schodack Town11,6850.263.68
25Port Washington19,3840.265.11
26Carmel Town34,2430.263.65
27Bedford Town17,9970.282.06
28Glen Cove27,4000.295.51
29Rye16,0210.314.56
30Yorktown Town37,1420.325.84
31Fishkill Town21,5320.335.62
32Scarsdale Village18,0310.337.1
33Dobbs Ferry Village11,1270.368
34Woodbury Town11,0170.3645.84
35Hastings-on-Hudson Village7,9870.388.26
36Lakewood-Busti7,3260.4145.59
37Cicero Town29,2320.419.37
38East Greenbush Town16,4610.4320.35
39Irvington Village6,6140.452.42
40Goshen Town8,6610.4610.28
41Ramapo Town94,0190.477.37
42Hyde Park Town20,9600.485.06
43Croton-on-Hudson Village8,2710.484.59
44Hornell8,2130.4912.18
45Bethlehem Town35,6070.5313.68
46Northport Village7,3310.555.73
47Floral Park Village15,9590.562.63
48Lloyd Town10,4650.579.56
49Stony Point Town15,5400.584.89
50Waterford Town and Village8,5060.594.82
51East Rochester Village6,6130.613.31
52Lancaster Town37,4580.6110.84
53Long Beach33,7710.625.89
54Cairo Town6,4220.625.45
55Ogden Town20,3210.6410.33
56Ulster Town12,4730.6427.42
57Glenville Town21,6500.6521.43
58Camillus Town and Village24,6960.6512.03
59North Greenbush Town12,2340.6512.42
60Eden Town7,6440.654.84
61Niskayuna Town22,5410.6718.23
62East Fishkill Town29,5000.684.85
63Coeymans Town7,3690.6811.13
64Geddes Town10,2450.6820.99
65Plattekill Town10,1740.695.41
66Manlius Town24,5500.6913.89
67Warwick Town18,3750.715.66
68Webster Town and Village45,0960.719.11
69Brighton Town36,5960.7721.34
70Tarrytown Village11,5770.784.23
71Newburgh Town30,8620.7834.31
72Vestal Town28,0900.7820.4
73Baldwinsville Village7,6560.788.75
74Ossining Village25,4090.799.64
75New Hartford Town and Village20,3130.7929.29
76Guilderland Town34,0980.7920.09
77Hamburg Town46,0400.818.98
78Marlborough Town8,6330.816.02
79Southold Town19,9900.8510.71
80East Hampton Town19,9370.8511.34
81Cortland18,7350.8517.03
82Kenmore Village15,0850.8615.31
83Chester Town7,9700.880.88
84Deerpark Town7,7120.919.85
85Lynbrook Village19,5770.925.21
86Blooming Grove Town11,8630.935.23
87New Windsor Town27,6090.9413.15
88West Seneca Town45,5970.9612.35
89Rockville Centre Village24,6540.977.54
90Orchard Park Town29,7250.988.58
91Mamaroneck Village19,4240.986.74
92Crawford Town9,1830.9810.67
93Macedon Town and Village8,977113.26
94Amherst Town121,1501.0215.42
95Potsdam Village9,7581.029.22
96Monroe Village8,6361.0415.4
97Walden Village6,6921.0511.95
98Colonie Town79,5261.0623.92
99Fallsburg Town12,0421.088.89
100Clarkstown Town81,8101.0913.75
101Greenburgh Town45,9231.0913.35
102Suffern Village10,9831.095.55
103Evans Town16,1621.1113.3
104Haverstraw Town37,5351.127.94
105Niagara Town8,0301.1244.58
106Depew Village15,1501.1216.24
107Amityville Village9,4921.1613.27
108North Tonawanda30,4521.2216.65
109Southampton Town50,9871.2211.98
110Orangetown Town37,8041.228.02
111Fredonia Village10,5431.2314.89
112Seneca Falls Town8,8111.2527.13
113Rotterdam Town29,5861.2527.82
114Saugerties Town19,0331.2611.14
115North Syracuse Village6,7961.3214.57
116Johnstown8,2511.3325.45
117Rensselaer City9,3311.3912.54
118Peekskill24,1271.417.42
119New Paltz Town and Village14,1251.5611.68
120Scotia Village7,6511.5713.33
121Plattsburgh City19,7421.5717.98
122Fulton City11,3211.5929.06
123Port Chester Village29,6161.6510.87
124Tonawanda Town57,2231.7515.94
125Amsterdam17,7371.7519.17
126White Plains58,4611.7616.8
127Greece Town96,2191.8120.11
128Ithaca30,8751.8129.09
129Dewitt Town25,4051.8928.14
130Oneonta City13,9671.9316.75
131Saratoga Springs27,962216.42
132Glens Falls14,2682.0313.32
133Oswego City17,5102.0621.87
134Gates Town28,7232.0929.28
135Geneva12,9512.1622.31
136Irondequoit Town50,3932.1622.19
137Freeport Village43,3432.179.39
138Rome32,2002.217.48
139Wallkill Town28,8812.2521.88
140Hudson Falls Village7,0932.267.61
141Olean13,6942.2627.82
142Oneida11,0272.2734.46
143New Rochelle79,9602.2814.37
144Brockport Village8,3102.4110.35
145Cheektowaga Town77,5762.4129.6
146Cohoes17,0072.4111.76
147Ogdensburg10,6852.7135.66
148Elmira27,7402.8831.11
149Tonawanda14,8083.0421
150Port Jervis8,5273.0526.03
151Beacon14,2123.116.89
152Kingston23,1103.1619.43
153Canandaigua10,3373.1919.93
154Dunkirk11,8453.6316.55
155Corning10,7513.7224.65
156Middletown27,6073.7323.83
157Norwich6,8043.8227.78
158Yonkers201,5544.0210.04
159Spring Valley Village32,7954.0611.89
160Ilion Village7,8014.132.43
161Watervliet10,1004.1620.3
162Lackawanna17,8234.2120.03
163Gloversville14,8324.3124.41
164New York8,616,3335.3914.49
165Watertown25,7465.440.94
166Utica60,3955.5832.88
167Endicott Village12,9325.7233.1
168Hempstead Village55,8075.9510.63
169Johnson City Village14,5956.2451.8
170Mount Vernon68,5076.3818.89
171Batavia14,7116.3932.9
172Jamestown29,5626.6329.73
173Herkimer Village7,4106.7543.72
174Syracuse143,0697.0533.67
175Poughkeepsie30,1597.0619.99
176Troy49,6447.0734.89
177Binghamton45,3997.9743.68
178Schenectady64,7108.9231.79
179Albany98,1748.9234.57
180Rochester208,5918.9738.04
181Buffalo256,16910.1938.36
182Niagara Falls48,38511.2448.28
183Newburgh28,08012.3626.6

How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

To find out about the home security options available to you, check out SafeWise’s picks for Best Home Security Systems of 2019.

Find the Safest Cities in Each State

Click on the state image below to check out our “Safest City” winners for each state.

Sources:

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2017 Crime in the United States
SafeWise’s, “2019 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more

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