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Three Area Locales Among Most Dangerous Places In Upstate NY, New Report Says

Several Hudson Valley municipalities were named among the most dangerous in upstate New York.
Several Hudson Valley municipalities were named among the most dangerous in upstate New York. Photo Credit: File

The Hudson Valley is home to some of New York’s most dangerous places, according to a brand new report .

Citing FBI data from 2017, NewYorkUpstate.com ranked the 30 most dangerous cities and towns with populations greater than 5,000 residents by aggregating crime counts in each locale.

The report states that researchers standardized the number of crimes per location, then weighed violent crimes at 80 percent and property crimes at 20 percent, as violent crime is often of greater concern to residents.

The report only includes municipalities from upstate New York - which is considered by the website to be areas north of Westchester and Rockland counties for this study - in the rankings.

Hudson Valley municipalities to make the list include:

Newburgh (fourth overall; second last year):

  • Crime score: 152.1;
  • Violent crimes: 347;
  • Crimes Per 10,000 residents: 124;
  • Murders: 6;
  • Property crimes: 747;
  • Per 10,000: 266;
  • Burglaries: 160;
  • Population: 28,080.

Poughkeepsie (22nd; 24th):

  • Crime score: 96.5;
  • Violent crimes: 213;
  • Crimes Per 10,000 residents: 71;
  • Murders: 2;
  • Property crimes: 603;
  • Per 10,000: 200;
  • Burglaries: 111;
  • Population: 30,159.

Woodbury (23rd; unranked):

  • Crime score: 94.6;
  • Violent crimes: 4;
  • Crimes Per 10,000 residents: 4;
  • Murders: 0;
  • Property crimes: 505;
  • Per 10,000: 458;
  • Burglaries: 4;
  • Population: 11,017.

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