Buffalo Police Department
Part I Crimes by Year (2006 - Present)
The overall number of Part I crimes has dropped from 2006 through 2022, resulting in an overall 42% drop in Part I crimes.
UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) Statistics
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention.
Part I Crimes
The seven Part I offense classifications include the violent crimes of:
- Homicide (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: the willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another)
- Rape (penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included; however, statutory rape and incest are excluded)
- Robbery (the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear)
- Aggravated Assault (an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded)
and the property crimes of:
- Burglary (the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Attempted forcible entry is included)
- Larceny-Theft (the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles, motor vehicle parts and accessories, shoplifting, pocketpicking, or the stealing of any property or article that is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included)
- Motor Vehicle Theft (the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is self-propelled and runs on land surface and not on rails. Motorboats, construction equipment, airplanes, and farming equipment are specifically excluded from this category.
Part I Crimes by Month (Past 10 Years)
Hover over the chart below to see what Part I crimes occurred in a given month in the City of Buffalo. Crime fluctuates throughout the year with most spikes occurring in the warmer summer months.
However, the monthly data shows a substantial decline in the height of those peaks in criminal activity from 2006 to present. For example, burglaries in July 2013 totaled 336; in July 2022, there were 143 burglaries, a 43% drop.
Homicides by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 910 homicides in the City of Buffalo, an average of 54 homicides per year. In 2022, there were 70 homicides in the City of Buffalo.
Assaults by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 28,205 assaults in the City of Buffalo. Comparing 2006 to 2022, there's been a 30% drop in the number of assaults occurring in the City of Buffalo.
Robberies by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 19,904 robberies in the City of Buffalo. Comparing 2006 to 2022, there has been a 69% drop in robberies in the city. From 2009 to 2022, there were year-over-year decreases in the number of robberies with a minor increase from 2015 to 2016 and 2017 to 2018. There were 13% less robberies in 2022 than 2021.
Rapes by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 2,597 rapes reported in the City of Buffalo, an average of 153 per year. Comparing 2006 to 2022, there has been a 30% drop in cases.
Larcenies by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 132,564 larcenies in the City of Buffalo. Comparing 2006 to 2022, there was a 28% decline in larcenies over this time period.
Burglaries by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 52,261 burglaries in the City of Buffalo. The number of burglaries rose from 2009 to 2011 but since have seen a year-over-year decrease over the past ten years, with a slight increase in 2022. Comparing 2006 to 2022, there's been a 69% drop in the number of burglaries occurring in the City of Buffalo.
Motor Vehicle Thefts by Year (2006 - Present)
From 2006 to 2022, there were 21,823 motor vehicle thefts in the City of Buffalo. Over time, there has been a substantial decrease in motor vehicle thefts with a spike in 2020, and a slight increase in 2022.