SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Central New York Crime Analysis Center recently released the 2021 year-end crime statistics for Syracuse.
Overall, crime was down 9% for the year, driven by a 13% decline in property crime, the center reports. Violent crime was up 2% in 2021. There were 29 homicides in Syracuse in 2021, which is 2 lower than 2020.
The city’s clearance rate — the proportion of crimes where an arrest is made by the police versus all crimes known by the police — for homicide investigations during 2021 was 69%.
In 2022, the center reports, the Syracuse Police Department will adopt a new crime reporting system, the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS will improve overall crime data quality by capturing many details related to a crime. More details and reports will be available on the Syracuse Police Department’s website.
The entire 2021 crime report can be found below.