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ALBANY County, NY | Crime Rates

ALBANY is a county located in NY, and has a population of 19,424. This region is policed by ALBANY COUNTY.

ALBANY County has an overall crime rate of 1,308 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the safest regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in ALBANY County is 1 in 76 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for ALBANY County for the previous 2 years was 1,140 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for ALBANY County has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) ALBANY USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 1,308 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 5 148
Rape Rate 31 30
Assault Rate 355 644
Burglary Rate 216 726
Forced Entry Rate 108 417
Larceny Rate 669 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 31 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 8% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 13% 52%
Rape Clearance 6% 38%
Robbery Clearance 20% 23%
Burglary Clearance 4% 12%
Larceny Clearance 7% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 10% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 197 sex offender(s) in ALBANY County.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 1,014 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in ALBANY County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for New York see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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