Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Buffalo is even higher than in New York State. In Buffalo, you have a 1 in 106 chance and in NYS your chance is 1 in 287. Buffalo has an even higher rate than the United States for the most violent crimes, other than rape,

Buffalo: 278,349 population
Rate per 1,000 - Murder 0.22, Rape - 0.23, Robbery - 2.46, and Assault - 6.52

United States: 331,449,281 population
Rate per 1,000 - Murder 0.07, Rape - 0.38, Robbery - 0.73, and Assault - 2.78

One-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn Playground Amid NYC Gun Violence Uptick
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In 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 1,052 firearm deaths in New York. They don't break the numbers down by homicides, accidents, or suicides, but it gives a bit of perspective. Unfortunately, the data also lags often by months or years, so it's difficult to get a real-time overview.

In Buffalo and Western New York, we have had weekends where there were three or four shootings, often with fatal results. Some areas of the city are definitely more prone to violence. Taking a look at all of the shootings from 2021 and 2022 (so far), I was able to map out the streets with the highest numbers of gun violence.  There are three streets that are the most dangerous and had the most shootings between January 1, 2021, and May 6, 2022, which is probably the most up-to-date data you'll see anywhere. These incidents include shootings with injuries and fatalities.

3. Delavan Ave - 7 Shootings From 1/1/2021 - 5/6/2022

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- May 6, 2022 - E Delavan Ave and Newburgh Ave (1 injured)
- September 12, 2021 - 1300 block of E Delavan St (1 injured)
- August 14, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Roslyn St (1 injured)
- July 18, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Moselle St (1 injured)
- April 24, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Grider St (1 killed)
- March 17, 2021 - 600 block of E Delavan Ave (1 injured)
- March 16, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Chelsea Pl (1 injured)

2. Broadway - 9 Shooting Shootings From 1/1/2021 - 5/6/2022

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- May 6, 2022 - Deshler St and Broadway (1 injured)
- May 5, 2022 - N Central Ave and Broadway (1 injured)
- November 27, 2021 - Broadway and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- October 2, 2021 - 1500 block of Broadway (1 injured)
- August 22, 2021 - Broadway and Lathrop St (3 injured)
- July 21, 2021 - 300 block of Broadway (1 killed)
- June 27, 2021 - Gatchell St and Broadway (1 injured)
- May 11, 2021 - 1000 block of Broadway (1 injured)
- January 30, 2021 - Bailey Ave and Broadway (1 injured)

1. Bailey Ave - 12 Shootings 1/1/2021 - 5/6/2022

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- April 4, 2022 - Bailey Ave and Stockbridge Ave (1 Killed)
- March 2, 2022 - 1900 block of Bailey Avenue (1 injured)
- November 27, 2021 - Broadway and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- November 7, 2021 - 800 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- October 20, 2021 - Lisbon St and Bailey Ave (1 killed)
- July 24, 2021 - 3000 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- July 11, 2021 - 800 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- June 21, 2021 - Stockbridge Ave and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- May 19, 2021 - 3355 Bailey Ave (1 killed)
- May 1, 2021 - 2500 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- April 30, 2021 - 2881 Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- January 30, 2021 - Bailey Ave and Broadway (1 injured)

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