How safe is Buffalo, NY?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was higher than the national rate in 2018. Its rate of property crime was lower than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


Buffalo has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2018

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Buffalo, NY

376.2

Average crime
Metro areas similar to Buffalo
Charlotte, NC

413.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

442.0

Higher than average crime
San Antonio, TX

469.0

Higher than average crime
Buffalo, NY

2098.3

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Buffalo
Charlotte, NC

2656.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2452.0

Higher than average crime
San Antonio, TX

3092.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.