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New Paltz, New York Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,062 total crimes reported in New Paltz, New York (365 of them violent). Of the 344 crimes that happen every year in New Paltz, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Paltz, New York 344 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 31 rapes, and greater than one thousand thefts (including 57 auto thefts).

Total Crime in New Paltz, New York (1999, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in New Paltz, New York for 6 years. During that time frame, reported crime in New Paltz has lessened by 2%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 6%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 6 years in New Paltz. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for New Paltz, New York in 2009.

Crime Trends in New Paltz, New York (1999, 2004-2008)

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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like New Paltz, New York (1999, 2004-2008)

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Crime Data Information

New Paltz, New York law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for New Paltz 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.