Do you feel safe in the city of Utica? The FBI is reporting that the city of Utica is among the most dangerous places in all of New York State. Is this true by any means? 

A new report by ValuePenguin ranked Utica as the 13th most dangerous city in all of New York. New York City itself was ranked as the 17th most dangerous. How is Utica more dangerous than one of the biggest cities in the world? The ValuePenguin team analyzed 210 places with populations of more than 5,000. They used public data from the 2014 FBI crime statistics by city. This study which provided the most recent crime data available.

Not every town participates in this report and we also excluded towns with fewer than 5,000 residents because towns with small populations are more sensitive to crime score fluctuations for fewer crimes committed. The raw data report included property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson), and violent crimes (murder/manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) from all law enforcement agencies that chose to partake in the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.

According to their results, the most dangerous city in all of New York was Buffalo. Syracuse rounded up the top 5 as a dangerous city as well. Rome was listed as a much safer City, and even Oneida as well.

The safest place in all of New York was Lewisboro Town, which is located about 50 miles North of the Big Apple. The town is made up of six hamlets in Westchester County. You can view the complete list by Clicking Here.


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