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Mahopac’s low crime statistics give police more time to patrol

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

Data compiled by Neighborhood Scout shows that Mehopac is one of the safest cities in New York, with a crime index of 93 out of 100. It’s not completely devoid of all crime, though. There are certain areas of the city that are safer than others.

Violent crime is relatively low at two incidents per 1,000 residents, or .24 percent in Mahopac. This compares to a 3.76 rate for New York state as a whole. A Mahopac resident’s risk of falling victim to an act of violent crime is one in 266 in the state of New York or one in 4,195 in Mahopac.

The most recent crime statistics reflect that none of Mahopac’s 8,389 residents was murdered, raped, robbed or assaulted in recent times. On a national scale, assault if the most common violent offense followed by robbery, rape and murder.

Property crime is significantly higher at a rate of 30 per 1,000 residents or 3.58 percent in Mahopac. In New York state as a whole, more than 15.46 percent of these types of crimes were committed in recent times. The national average is 25 percent.

An individual’s risk of becoming a property crime victim is one in 65 in all of New York. In Mahopac it’s one in 280.

No recent reports of burglary or theft were reported in Mahopac despite the fact these crimes are quite regularly committed in the nation as a whole.

The number of crimes that occur per square mile in Mahopac are five compared to 40 on average in other parts of New York. The national median is 31.9.

This area’s safest neighborhoods include Town Center, Bullet Hole, the Miller Avenue/Route 6 area, McLaughlin Acres and Mahopac Falls.

In an area like Mahopac where crime is light, it frees up police to conduct more patrols and prosecutors to diligently work on cases. It’s because of this that, if you’ve been charged with a crime, then you may wish to have an experienced Mahopac criminal defense attorney provide focused attention on your case.


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