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Cortland, New York Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,981 total crimes reported in Cortland, New York (617 of them violent). Of the 598 crimes that occur a year in Cortland, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cortland, New York every 14 hours.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cortland, New York for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cortland decreased by 82 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 42 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Cortland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Cortland, New York in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cortland, New York (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Cortland, New York (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Cortland, New York law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Cortland conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.