At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in New York with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in New York with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 New York Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Harrison Town
    • Population 28,313, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: The city has been used as a filming location for for films “Riding in Cars With Boys,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The English Teacher,” and the TV show “Girls.”
  2. Pelham Manor Village
    • Population 5,604, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Artist and illustrator James Montgomery Flagg is from Pelham Manor.
  3. Oyster Bay Cove Village
    • Population 4,283, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The town of Oyster Bay has 18 villages, 18 hamlets, and the U.S. Postal Service has organized them into 30 different zip codes that use 20 post offices.
  4. Waverly Village
    • Population 4,267, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The founder of Waverly’s first fire department, Joseph “Uncle Joe” Hallett, came up with the name by dropping the second “e” from the title of a novel by his favorite author called “Waverley.”
  5. Hamilton Village
    • Population 4,191, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The physicist and inventor who created the first electronic digital computer, John Vincent Atanasoff, is from Hamilton Village.
  6. Floral Park Village
    • Population 15,989, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: The village had over 200 acres of Childs’ flower beds in 1903.
  7. Moriah Town
    • Population 3,570, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Tourists flock to Moriah to winter ice fish for smelt.
  8. Rye
    • Population 16,066, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Rye is the youngest city in the state of New York. It was charted in 1942.
  9. Tuxedo Town
    • Population 2,974, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Derived from the Lenape language and word “tucseto” which has numerous definitions, but a few include “place of the bear” and “clear flowing water.”
  10. Nunda Town and Village
    • Population 2,971, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Nunda is actually pronounced “none-day.”

2016 New York Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Niagara Falls
    • Population 48,989, Burglaries 615
    • Town trivia: Niagara Falls has an environmental mascot, a goat, known as Totes McGoats who champions the city’s recycling program.
  2. Ocean Beach Village
    • Population 80, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The 2010 U.S Census reported that Ocean Beach has a population of 79.
  3. Buffalo
    • Population 258,096, Burglaries 2,777
    • Town trivia: Due to the large number of Polish-Americans residing in the city, Buffalo celebrates “Dyngus Day,” the holiday that Eastern Europeans have coined as the yearly celebration of Easter Monday.
  4. Johnson City Village
    • Population 14,752, Burglaries 151
    • Town trivia: The drummer from Cinderalla, Fred Coury, is from Johnson City.
  5. Jamestown
    • Population 30,263, Burglaries 297
    • Town trivia: The crescent wrench and automatic voting machines were created in Jamestown. It has also been coined the “Furniture Capitol of the World,” because people would travel to the city to attend furniture expositions.
  6. Sidney Village
    • Population 3,801, Burglaries 37
    • Town trivia: Named after Admiral Sir Sidney Smith.
  7. Endicott Village
    • Population 13,011, Burglaries 116
    • Town trivia: Endicott is the birthplace of IBM.
  8. Troy
    • Population 49,872, Burglaries 433
    • Town trivia: Because of Troy’s reputation as a city in the shirt, collar, and textile production industry, it is often referred to as “Collar City.”
  9. Monticello Village
    • Population 6,602, Burglaries 56
    • Town trivia: The first director of the FBI, Stanley Fitch, is from Monticello.
  10. Rochester
    • Population 209,922, Burglaries 1,753
    • Town trivia: Rochester was crowned “the most livable city” in 2007 by the 25th edition of the Places Rated Almanac. It’s received other nominees from Forbes and Kiplinger for cost of living, schooling, and place to raise a family.

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