New York City does not have a stellar reputation as one of the safest cities in the country. And if you’re considering moving to the area, whether alone or with your family, safety is definitely one of your top priorities. Check out the 15 most ‘dangerous’ places to avoid if you’re moving to New York:
1. If you’re a New Yorker reading this, this chart-topper should come as no surprise. With a 1 in 17 probability of becoming a victim, Newburgh has earned its place at the top of the most dangerous places in New York State.
2. Buffalo, the first city to show off electric steel lights in 1886, appears to have gone dark! With a national crime score of 4/100 (100 being the safest), it’s no surprise Buffalo ranked second on our list of the most dangerous places in New York.
3. This city’s irresponsible behavior extends back to the Prohibition era and is home to one of New York’s most popular tourist attractions. It has maintained its reputation as one of the most dangerous places in New York.
4. Poughkeepsie, located halfway between Albany and New York City, is home to the state’s oldest newspaper and the third oldest in the country. In Poughkeepsie, what are your chances of becoming a victim of crime? One in 25.
5. Fifth on our list of the most dangerous places in New York is Rochester. If one were to quickly summarize Rochester, they would probably say that it is where they first became acquainted with “Gun Shot Sensors,” because, sure, such exist. Rochester, formerly known as the “Flower City,” appears to be no longer soft.
6. This city is known for receiving heavy amounts of snow, but it is also highly dangerous. In Syracuse, your odds of becoming a victim of crime are one in twenty.
7. While Schenectady may have landed at the center of our list, it is still only safer than 7% of all cities in the United States, and it remains one of the most dangerous cities in New York.
8. This upstate region is home to New York’s capital and many historic treasures. In Albany, what are your chances of becoming a victim of crime? One in 19. Considered one of the most dangerous places in New York State.
9. One of the most dangerous places in New York is Middletown, formerly industrialized with burgeoning manufacturers, today has a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime. Yikes!
10. Monticello Village, named after Thomas Jefferson’s historic home, has a crime rate of 47 per thousand residents. Considered one of the most dangerous places in New York State
11. Herkimer, on the north bank of the Mohawk River, has a population of around 7,000 people. In Herkimer, what are your odds of becoming a victim of crime? One in 17.
12. Originally known as the Valley of Opportunity, it appears that the only thing Binghamton can offer you today is to become a victim of crime. What are your chances? One in 17.
13. Only in Troy can you drive from a prestigious school to a notorious haunting graveyard in less than five minutes. This city makes our list because it has a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime.
14. Utica is considered one of the most dangerous places in New York. It has one of our bigger populations on the list, with a crime rate of 50 per thousand people.
15. This small Western New York village, named after the English city of Bath, rounds off our list of the most dangerous places in New York. What are your chances of becoming a victim of crime in this neighborhood? One in 21.