Based on Usa.com’s crime index, which factors statistics on a variety of crimes in towns across the country, these are the five naughtiest towns:
1. Ocean Beach - Crime Index 16,507 - Population 79
2. Buffalo, NY - Crime Index 4,032 - Population 261,310 - Buffalo median household income is $30,502 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 24.32% since 2000. On average, the public school district that covers Buffalo is worse than the state average in quality, according to USA.com.
In 2013, Buffalo experienced 18.2 murders, 56 rapes, 510.8 robberies, 670.4 assaults, 1,336.2 burglaries, 3,120.7 thefts, and 36.8 vehicle thefts per 100,000 people.
3. Newburgh, NY - Crime Index 3,710 - Population 28,866
4. Rochester, NY - Crime Index 3,639 - Population 210,565
5. Niagara Falls, NY - Crime Index 3,501 - Population 50,193
New York state's crime index is 1,207.24 while the U.S.'s is 1,696.36.