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Chester, New York Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Chester, New York. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Chester compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Chester, New York, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,626 total crimes reported in Chester, New York (88 of them violent). Of the 203 crimes that happen every year in Chester, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chester, New York 203 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 5 rapes, and greater than one thousand thefts (including 30 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Chester, New York (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Chester, New York for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Chester has lessened by 19%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 350%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 8 years in Chester. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Chester, New York in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chester, New York (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

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