New York’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019

Written by | Updated August 20, 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.

Rank City Population Violent Crime (per 1,000) Property Crime (per 1,000)
21 Geneseo Village 8,179 0.24 19.93
22 Briarcliff Manor Village 8,064 0.25 2.48
23 Eastchester Town 20,052 0.25 8.53
24 Schodack Town 11,685 0.26 3.68
25 Port Washington 19,384 0.26 5.11
26 Carmel Town 34,243 0.26 3.65
27 Bedford Town 17,997 0.28 2.06
28 Glen Cove 27,400 0.29 5.51
29 Rye 16,021 0.31 4.56
30 Yorktown Town 37,142 0.32 5.84
31 Fishkill Town 21,532 0.33 5.62
32 Scarsdale Village 18,031 0.33 7.1
33 Dobbs Ferry Village 11,127 0.36 8
34 Woodbury Town 11,017 0.36 45.84
35 Hastings-on-Hudson Village 7,987 0.38 8.26
36 Lakewood-Busti 7,326 0.41 45.59
37 Cicero Town 29,232 0.41 9.37
38 East Greenbush Town 16,461 0.43 20.35
39 Irvington Village 6,614 0.45 2.42
40 Goshen Town 8,661 0.46 10.28
41 Ramapo Town 94,019 0.47 7.37
42 Hyde Park Town 20,960 0.48 5.06
43 Croton-on-Hudson Village 8,271 0.48 4.59
44 Hornell 8,213 0.49 12.18
45 Bethlehem Town 35,607 0.53 13.68
46 Northport Village 7,331 0.55 5.73
47 Floral Park Village 15,959 0.56 2.63
48 Lloyd Town 10,465 0.57 9.56
49 Stony Point Town 15,540 0.58 4.89
50 Waterford Town and Village 8,506 0.59 4.82
51 East Rochester Village 6,613 0.6 13.31
52 Lancaster Town 37,458 0.61 10.84
53 Long Beach 33,771 0.62 5.89
54 Cairo Town 6,422 0.62 5.45
55 Ogden Town 20,321 0.64 10.33
56 Ulster Town 12,473 0.64 27.42
57 Glenville Town 21,650 0.65 21.43
58 Camillus Town and Village 24,696 0.65 12.03
59 North Greenbush Town 12,234 0.65 12.42
60 Eden Town 7,644 0.65 4.84
61 Niskayuna Town 22,541 0.67 18.23
62 East Fishkill Town 29,500 0.68 4.85
63 Coeymans Town 7,369 0.68 11.13
64 Geddes Town 10,245 0.68 20.99
65 Plattekill Town 10,174 0.69 5.41
66 Manlius Town 24,550 0.69 13.89
67 Warwick Town 18,375 0.71 5.66
68 Webster Town and Village 45,096 0.71 9.11
69 Brighton Town 36,596 0.77 21.34
70 Tarrytown Village 11,577 0.78 4.23
71 Newburgh Town 30,862 0.78 34.31
72 Vestal Town 28,090 0.78 20.4
73 Baldwinsville Village 7,656 0.78 8.75
74 Ossining Village 25,409 0.79 9.64
75 New Hartford Town and Village 20,313 0.79 29.29
76 Guilderland Town 34,098 0.79 20.09
77 Hamburg Town 46,040 0.8 18.98
78 Marlborough Town 8,633 0.81 6.02
79 Southold Town 19,990 0.85 10.71
80 East Hampton Town 19,937 0.85 11.34
81 Cortland 18,735 0.85 17.03
82 Kenmore Village 15,085 0.86 15.31
83 Chester Town 7,970 0.88 0.88
84 Deerpark Town 7,712 0.91 9.85
85 Lynbrook Village 19,577 0.92 5.21
86 Blooming Grove Town 11,863 0.93 5.23
87 New Windsor Town 27,609 0.94 13.15
88 West Seneca Town 45,597 0.96 12.35
89 Rockville Centre Village 24,654 0.97 7.54
90 Orchard Park Town 29,725 0.98 8.58
91 Mamaroneck Village 19,424 0.98 6.74
92 Crawford Town 9,183 0.98 10.67
93 Macedon Town and Village 8,977 1 13.26
94 Amherst Town 121,150 1.02 15.42
95 Potsdam Village 9,758 1.02 9.22
96 Monroe Village 8,636 1.04 15.4
97 Walden Village 6,692 1.05 11.95
98 Colonie Town 79,526 1.06 23.92
99 Fallsburg Town 12,042 1.08 8.89
100 Clarkstown Town 81,810 1.09 13.75
101 Greenburgh Town 45,923 1.09 13.35
102 Suffern Village 10,983 1.09 5.55
103 Evans Town 16,162 1.11 13.3
104 Haverstraw Town 37,535 1.12 7.94
105 Niagara Town 8,030 1.12 44.58
106 Depew Village 15,150 1.12 16.24
107 Amityville Village 9,492 1.16 13.27
108 North Tonawanda 30,452 1.22 16.65
109 Southampton Town 50,987 1.22 11.98
110 Orangetown Town 37,804 1.22 8.02
111 Fredonia Village 10,543 1.23 14.89
112 Seneca Falls Town 8,811 1.25 27.13
113 Rotterdam Town 29,586 1.25 27.82
114 Saugerties Town 19,033 1.26 11.14
115 North Syracuse Village 6,796 1.32 14.57
116 Johnstown 8,251 1.33 25.45
117 Rensselaer City 9,331 1.39 12.54
118 Peekskill 24,127 1.41 7.42
119 New Paltz Town and Village 14,125 1.56 11.68
120 Scotia Village 7,651 1.57 13.33
121 Plattsburgh City 19,742 1.57 17.98
122 Fulton City 11,321 1.59 29.06
123 Port Chester Village 29,616 1.65 10.87
124 Tonawanda Town 57,223 1.75 15.94
125 Amsterdam 17,737 1.75 19.17
126 White Plains 58,461 1.76 16.8
127 Greece Town 96,219 1.81 20.11
128 Ithaca 30,875 1.81 29.09
129 Dewitt Town 25,405 1.89 28.14
130 Oneonta City 13,967 1.93 16.75
131 Saratoga Springs 27,962 2 16.42
132 Glens Falls 14,268 2.03 13.32
133 Oswego City 17,510 2.06 21.87
134 Gates Town 28,723 2.09 29.28
135 Geneva 12,951 2.16 22.31
136 Irondequoit Town 50,393 2.16 22.19
137 Freeport Village 43,343 2.17 9.39
138 Rome 32,200 2.2 17.48
139 Wallkill Town 28,881 2.25 21.88
140 Hudson Falls Village 7,093 2.26 7.61
141 Olean 13,694 2.26 27.82
142 Oneida 11,027 2.27 34.46
143 New Rochelle 79,960 2.28 14.37
144 Brockport Village 8,310 2.41 10.35
145 Cheektowaga Town 77,576 2.41 29.6
146 Cohoes 17,007 2.41 11.76
147 Ogdensburg 10,685 2.71 35.66
148 Elmira 27,740 2.88 31.11
149 Tonawanda 14,808 3.04 21
150 Port Jervis 8,527 3.05 26.03
151 Beacon 14,212 3.1 16.89
152 Kingston 23,110 3.16 19.43
153 Canandaigua 10,337 3.19 19.93
154 Dunkirk 11,845 3.63 16.55
155 Corning 10,751 3.72 24.65
156 Middletown 27,607 3.73 23.83
157 Norwich 6,804 3.82 27.78
158 Yonkers 201,554 4.02 10.04
159 Spring Valley Village 32,795 4.06 11.89
160 Ilion Village 7,801 4.1 32.43
161 Watervliet 10,100 4.16 20.3
162 Lackawanna 17,823 4.21 20.03
163 Gloversville 14,832 4.31 24.41
164 New York 8,616,333 5.39 14.49
165 Watertown 25,746 5.4 40.94
166 Utica 60,395 5.58 32.88
167 Endicott Village 12,932 5.72 33.1
168 Hempstead Village 55,807 5.95 10.63
169 Johnson City Village 14,595 6.24 51.8
170 Mount Vernon 68,507 6.38 18.89
171 Batavia 14,711 6.39 32.9
172 Jamestown 29,562 6.63 29.73
173 Herkimer Village 7,410 6.75 43.72
174 Syracuse 143,069 7.05 33.67
175 Poughkeepsie 30,159 7.06 19.99
176 Troy 49,644 7.07 34.89
177 Binghamton 45,399 7.97 43.68
178 Schenectady 64,710 8.92 31.79
179 Albany 98,174 8.92 34.57
180 Rochester 208,591 8.97 38.04
181 Buffalo 256,169 10.19 38.36
182 Niagara Falls 48,385 11.24 48.28
183 Newburgh 28,080 12.36 26.6

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

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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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