Division of Criminal Justice Services

County Index Crime Rates: 2016

County crime rates are calculated using the number of crimes submitted by law enforcement in each county to DCJS and county population data provided by the FBI and based on U.S. Census estimates. Four different crime rates are calculated for each county: Index Crime, Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Violent Crime with a Firearm.

The following formula is used: (Number of Crimes / County Population ) x 100,000  = Crime Rate per 100,000 people

New York State and the FBI use seven Index crime categories as indicators of overall crime trends: the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; and the property crimes of burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The FBI created these categories to allow for uniform crime reporting across all 50 states.

2016 County Index Crime Counts and Rates Per 100,000 Population (6/2017) (2 pages, 67 kb PDF). (Excel) This table shows the Index crime, violent crime and property crime counts and rates for all counties within the State.

2016 County Violent Crime Counts and Rates Per 100,000 Population (6/2017) (2 pages, 61 kb PDF). (Excel) This table shows the violent crime counts and rates for all counties outside of New York City, and the counts and rates for violent crimes which involved the use of a firearm. Counts of the number of violent crimes which involve a firearm are not available for New York City.