Where are the most dangerous places in central New York? 4 cities made the list of most dangerous in upstate New York based on FBI crime statistics for 2016.

#18 Oneida

Oneida, a place that didn't even make the list last year, came in at 18 this year, seeing 44 violent crimes and 1 murder in 2016.

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#14 Syracuse

Syracuse falls down the list a bit after landing at 10 last year. Violent crime in 2016 was at 1063 and there were 30 murders in Syracuse.

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#13 Utica

As Syracuse falls, Utica rises. The city ranked at #16 last year but jumps 3 spots with 3 murders in 2016 and 382 violent crimes.

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#4 Herkimer

Herkimer also jumps up the list from #7 last year to #4 this year. Although there were no murders in 2016, Herkimer saw 54 violent crimes.

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Where is the most dangerous place in upstate New York? Niagara Falls is in the top spot for the second year.

To see the full list of most dangerous cities and towns in upstate New York, visit Newyorkupstate.com. On the bright side, there are several safe places to live in central New York. Find out where.


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